February 1, 2017
“It is now more important than ever that we continue to be an example of civility and inclusion, a place where we can all thrive together regardless of where we come from. This is not only the defining characteristic of our university; it is the hallmark of American higher education.” – Ángel Cabrera
Two executive orders were signed on January 25, 2017, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, that direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States.
Many on our campus have inquired about ways to learn about how these orders may affect our DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), immigrant, and international students.
We are working to provide the campus community with clear, current, and accurate information regarding White House executive orders, and we have compiled information, resources and programming related to their impact at:
We will update this site regularly with additional information as it becomes available. If you have additional questions that are not covered by the information on the website, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services directly at 703-993-2970.
In addition, we are planning an information session for April that will provide legal resources, assistance, and support for undocumented and DACA students and families. This Legal Services Information Session will feature will feature Simon Y. Sandoval-Moshenberg, Director, Immigrant Advocacy Program, Legal Aid Justice Center. After the Information Session, Mr. Sandoval-Moshenberg will have a limited number of personal, confidential appointments available for undocumented and DACA students who have a specific, critical, or urgent legal issue (i.e., detained family member; voluntary/self-deportation, etc.)
We continue to advocate on behalf of all Mason students, scholars, faculty and staff; and in this moment, we are advocating for immigration policies that support our students’ success, and the success of George Mason University.
- David Wu, Provost and Executive Vice President
Rose Pascarell, Vice President, University Life