Resources on Immigration Orders

Students, faculty, staff and others in our midst who may be affected by the recent immigration orders and pronouncements, and for those of us who wish to learn more, here are additional resources and information for your consideration: 

  • National Immigration Project has a very informative article about how information shared on social media can be used against a person to arrest you, detain you, put you in fast-track deportation or regular deportation proceedings, or stop you from getting immigration benefits.
  • The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP): including its “Know Your Rights” page that contains information on a range of resources including family safety planning, detention information, a list of private attorneys, etc. NOTE: Individuals needing information or assistance can contact NWIRP for referrals, resources and related assistance. NWIRP is working diligently to provide information and assistance.
  • ACLU Know Your Rights If Questioned About Immigration Status; and What to Do if Faced with Anti-Muslim Bias (videos and printed materials available in multiple languages)
  • Muslim Ban Resource Guide: (English, Persian, Somali, Urdu, Arabic, Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian. Kurdish will be loaded soon)
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations:
  • Community Guidelines for Navigating Entry to the U.S. (prepared by Muslim Advocates, Jan 27, 2017, Penn State Law School): Click here.
  • My (Un)Documented Life: Post Election: How Your School Can Help Support Undocumented Students
  • United We Dream:
  • National Immigration Law Center: Click here.
  • FAQ prepared by CUNY Law School’s CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) project. Click here. Note: This FAQ is for informational and resource purposes and does not constitute legal advice by CUNY Law School.
  • On Feb. 9, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the U.S. Government’s motion for a stay of Washington State’s Judge Robart’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order on the travel ban. Click here for a link to the materials and other information regarding the litigation, including the court’s most recent order. At this time, the temporary restraining order is still in place, thus the “travel ban” imposed by Executive Order 13769 is not currently in effect.  Based on information provided by the government during the appeal to the Ninth Circuit, as well as recent reports, a new Executive Order, which will supercede Executive Order 13769 is forthcoming soon.
  • Additional campus support information can be found on the Office of Multicultural Affairs site.

    NOTE:  The information reflected on this page does not constitute legal advice.  Students, faculty and staff in need of information or assistance on how the executive orders impact them or family members are encouraged to reach out to the NW Immigrant Rights Project listed above. 

Relevant books and articles

(Note: Books are italicized and articles are in quotes.)

  • A story of an ACLU lawyer’s experience with a border patrol officer can be found here.
  • "Know What You Call Muslims Who Reject Radical Islam? Refugees" by Angela Banks and Nathan B. Oman, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Feb 2, 2017): Click here.
  • Global Issues in Immigration, School of Law Professor of Law Won Kidane ( Thomson West (2013)
  • Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings (Citizenship and Migration in the Americas)NYU Press, School of Law Professor Steven W. Bender (2012) and "Compassionate Immigration Reform," School of Law Professor Steven W. Bender, 38 Fordam Urb. L. J. 107 (2011):
  • Everyday Law for Immigrants, Victor C. Romero (2008)

If you learn of other resources that may be useful for the campus community, please share the information with Natasha Martin, Chief Diversity Officer, at for inclusion on this page.

Campus Response to Immigration Orders

The following events and initiatives were sponsored by colleges, schools, divisions and offices of the university following the Trump administration’s executive orders on immigration in January 2017.

  • Letter of Solidarity issued by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., in the wake of the Trump administration’s actions around immigration and other post-election communications. These include the university being a signatory to four letters and statements supporting undocumented students and the federal DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program from the American Council on Education; Association of Catholic Colleges and UniversitiesAssociation of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; and the Ignatian Solidarity Network
  • "Undocumented Student Advocacy in the Current Political Climate" offered resourceful and practical guidance to those in our community for whom the Executive Order has real consequences. [Organized and hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the International Student Center (ISC), in partnership with the Office of Institutional Inclusion (OII), University Counsel’s Office, and Student Development]
  • "Lawyers and the Rule of Law: Safeguarding our Democracy in the Trump Era," panel featuring legal scholars with a broad range of perspectives (School of Law) View a video recording of the session HERE.
  • Interfaith Prayer for Peace Service at the Chapel of St. Ignatius, listening sessions for the Muslim Student Association, as well as "Hate Speech & Bias in the Current Political Climate," which featured engagement with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. (Campus Ministry along with other partners, OII served as a co-sponsor)
  • "Catholics Called to Accompaniment: An Immigration Summit," For more information, visit ICTC. (Sponsored by Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture in partnership with the Archdiocese of Seattle and St. James Immigrant Assistance)
  • "Teach-In: Resistance and Justice, Understanding our Current Political Climate" (Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society along with other partners)