UW–Madison is working with local authorities to learn more about recent reports of increased activity by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and how it may impact students, staff and faculty as well as our broader community.
UW-Madison encourages students seeking support to reach out to the Dean of Students Office in partnership with the Multicultural Student Center, a resource that provides assistance and support for the academic and non-academic success of DACA/undocumented students. For mental health support and assistance processing recent events, students are encouraged to connect with University Health Services.
In addition, UW-Madison encourages members of the campus community to contact International Student Services (ISS) or International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) if they have questions about international students or scholars. If you or anyone you know has been affected by ICE, Dane County Immigration Affairs Specialist Fabiola Hamdan is an available resource and may be reached at (608) 242-6260.
ISS wants to remind you that as an international student in F1 or J 1 status, you do have certain rights in the U.S. when confronted by local or federal authorities. Here is one of resources available to you that provides an overview of your rights as a non-immigrant: https://iss.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/174/2018/09/Public.pdf
For more information about policies by which our campus continues to abide, and to read the full statement by UW-Madison on ICE activity in Dane County, click here: go.wisc.edu/02jt02