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Recent Legal Developments

Dec 2 2020
A U.S. District Court judge struck down new Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security rules that would have restricted the H-1B visa program. Stanford had joined with other universities, businesses and research organizations in a legal challenge to the new rules in October.
Nov 24 2020
Stanford joined seven other universities in an amicus brief supporting a legal challenge to Executive Order 13950, which promulgated new requirements for diversity training programs operated by federal contractors and grant recipients, including universities.
Oct 30 2020
Stanford joined with universities, businesses, and research organizations in a lawsuit challenging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  rules that would make drastic changes to the H-1B visa program.
Sep 22 2020
Santa Clara County Public Health Orders: Santa Clara County Recommendations for Institutions of Higher Education:
Jul 14 2020
Today the federal government agreed to rescind its July 6 guidance requiring nonimmigrant students who are not taking in-person classes in Fall 2020 to leave the United States. The government has instead reverted to the guidance issued in March, which allows international students to participate in...