Frequently Asked Questions for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property

Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of California, has issued the following FAQ for members of the University of California community, who are concerned about immigration enforcement actions occurring across the country and have asked about the possibility that enforcement actions could occur at UC.  This document responds to frequently asked questions and provides information about how to respond in such a situation.  Please keep in mind that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies are in transition; we may update this guidance as warranted.

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1. Will University Police Officers work with federal immigration officers to apprehend and remove individuals from campus?

2. Can UC prevent federal immigration enforcement officers from coming on campus or entering hospitals, clinics or other University property?

3. What federal immigration enforcement officers might seek access to the campus, and what authority do they have?

4. Will federal immigration enforcement agencies target UC campuses?

5. Can federal immigration enforcement officers enter houses, residence halls and apartments without consent from occupants?

6. Can federal immigration enforcement officers enter University hospitals and clinics?

7. What should I do if a federal immigration enforcement officer presents me with a warrant?

8. What should I do if a federal officer asks me for or gives me a subpoena for personally identifiable private information or records about a student, employee or patient?&

9. Does it make a difference if a student is an international student?

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