You are Welcome Here
You are Welcome Here
We cherish the diversity of our community and will continue to do everything we can to protect it. During these uncertain times, the most important thing to do is to speak out. If you are experiencing immigration related challenges, or know someone else who is, please contact the TCS Global Engagement team immediately.
In addition, we are providing the following information to assist members of our community or their families who may be affected by administrative decisions regarding immigration or residency in the United States.
While we are unable to provide legal advice about entering or leaving the U.S. as a non-citizen or about immigration, we strongly recommend that you discuss any legal concerns with an attorney to determine your rights and any appropriate courses of action. This is especially the relevant for students contemplating international travel.
AILA provides resources to aid in finding a lawyer. In addition, many state and local bar associations have lawyer referral services that offer reduced fee initial consultations.
For general information about your rights, the American Civil Liberties Union can provide guidance in multiple languages regarding many particular instances, including:
International students sponsored in F-1 or J-1 status should contact their Designated School Official for information related to their non-immigrant status. If you need assistance in identifying your Designated School Official (DSO), please contact Global Engagement or find your college’s contact information below:
Faculty and staff with questions on how to address related issues in the classroom should contact or refer students to Global Engagement. They may also choose to review and share the following resources:
If you hear of someone on campus who needs help regarding immigration, please share this resource page with them. Global Engagement is serving as the central hub for tracking these issues and supporting campus leaders on related actions and policy.
If you are not sure whom to contact, please reach out to Emily Karem, Vice President of Global Engagement or 312-379-1610. Please feel free to share this information broadly.
If you are aware of a resource not shared here, please contact Global Engagement to let us know.