Thanks to the hundreds of members who joined Tuesday’s Info Session on the latest Executive Order impacting non-immigrant visa programs. If you weren’t able to join, or you would just like to review it, you can find the video recording here.

Our union is also co-hosting (along with the UCI GPS-STEM office) another video info session on the Executive Order featuring immigration attorney Brendan Delaney on July 1 from 12-1pm. For more information and to RSVP, click here. Everyone is welcome to join.

Write to Congress to demand the Executive Order is reversed
Trump’s Executive Order has impacted tens of thousands of international scholars at UC and across the country. Please add your voice to tell Congress to take any and all action to oppose or halt the visa restrictions. This online portal has a pre-written letter so you can email all your Congressional representatives with a few clicks. Everyone can send a letter, regardless of immigration status. Click here to send a letter to Congress to oppose the Executive Order.

Share your story
Are you directly impacted by Trump’s Executive Order on H-1Bs or other recent visa restrictions (travel bans due to COVID-19, embassy closures, etc)? We are collecting stories of impacted Postdocs and ARs as these stories can be very powerful in helping push back against these restrictions. We will only use any information you provide with your permission. If you are directly impacted, please fill out this form.

Online FAQ on Visa & Immigration
We have compiled in an online FAQ all the questions that were addressed during the info session, as well as questions that were asked in the Zoom Chat. If you are interested in case-specific legal advice and want to make a consultation appointment with Stacey Gartland or one of the attorneys at Van Der Hout LLP, you can find their contact info on their website: https://www.vblaw.com/Contact.shtml. There may be fees for private consultations.

If you have any questions about visas or would like to get involved in our union’s International Scholars Working Group, please send us an email at internationalscholars@uaw5810.org.

In Solidarity,

UAW 5810 International Scholars Working Group