June 28, 2018

Dear Members of our Campus Community,

While we are not aware of any impending actions related to immigration enforcement on campus, Assembly Bill 21 (2017) requires the university to inform our community on a regular basis of several University-wide policies and procedures protecting every community member’s rights.

In accordance with AB 21, the University of California has established various policies and procedures on our campuses to foster a campus environment that is safe and welcoming for all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.

The procedures and information listed below relate only to immigration enforcement activities. It is important to note that federal immigration agencies are periodically on campus for non-enforcement activities, which can include recruitment and activities related to normal immigration visa processing.

Please notify our Chief Campus Counsel Nancy Hamill (nancy.hamill@ucop.edu; 510-987-9720), as soon as possible, if you are advised that an immigration officer is expected to enter, will enter, or has entered the campus to execute a federal immigration order, or if you are or may be subject to an immigration order or inquiry on campus. Of course, please also feel free to contact me as well, at henry.yang@ucsb.edu.

In addition, any student, faculty member, or staff member responding to or having contact with an immigration officer executing a federal immigration order should refer the entity or individual to Chief Campus Counsel Nancy Hamill (nancy.hamill@ucop.edu; 510-987-9720) for purposes of verifying the legality of any warrant, court order, or subpoena.

Unless permitted by federal and state education privacy laws, university officials are prohibited from discussing your personal information, including immigration status, with or revealing that personal information to anyone.

For more information about your legal rights in an immigration enforcement situation, please consult counsel at the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, https://law.ucdavis.edu/ucimm/contact-us.html. Additional resources for students, staff, and faculty, including the “Know Your Rights” card, can be found at http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars.

A full explanation of UC’s policies and procedures relating to undocumented members of our community is posted online at UC’s Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community. Additional information is included in "Frequently Asked Questions for University Employees about Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property."

For up-to-date information and resources, please visit https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/immigration.

Thank you for taking the time to review this important information.


Henry T. Yang