Visas/Immigration


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We believe a fair and humane immigration policy and the free and open exchange of people and ideas across borders are essential to both science and a just society.

One of the fundamental tenants of our union is to advocate at all levels for rights, policies, and opportunities which reflects these values. Recent actions include filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case challenging the Trump administration travel ban, as well as UAW 5810 President Anke Schennink filing a declaration in US District Court. In 2016, UAW helped win the Optional Practical Training STEM extension.

Please read on to learn more about what Postdocs are working on and how you can get involved. And If you have questions regarding you and/or your family’s immigration/visa status, please don’t hesitate to get in contact at uaw5810@uaw5810.org and we will do everything we can to help.


Visa & Immigration Workshop Video & Presentation

On January 24, we invited Stacey Gartland, attorney with immigration law firm Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP to give a workshop on work visa options, the permanent residency application process, travel for international Postdocs, and more important information for Postdocs and researchers.

Linked below are the slides of Stacey’s presentation, and the video of the event, in its entirety. Disclaimer, the video and presentation provide general information only, not legal advice. It is recommended that you seek legal advice before taking any actions.

Presentation Slides: Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Options for Postdocs

Media

Science Has No Borders Profiles

International Postdocs’ contributions to science and research create progress, generate positive economic impacts for our state, and help us better understand the world. UC Postdocs will continue fighting for our right to live and work in the US free from discrimination and intolerance!

Jan 042018
 
2017 Wrap Up and the Road Ahead

This year clearly showed why it’s so important that Postdocs are unionized. As the attacks from the new Administration rolled in—some expected, like proposed cuts to federal research funding, and [Read More…]

May 052017
 
2017 Quarterly Newsletter

Welcome to the next edition of our quarterly newsletter! From last month’s Science March to our latest Op-Eds in Nature and the SF Chronicle, we are excited to share all [Read More…]

May 022017
 
People's Climate & May Day Marches

One week after the March for Science, Postdocs once again demonstrated our determination to fight for a more just world by attending the People’s Climate Marches on Saturday, April 29th, [Read More…]