What to Do If ICE Comes to Campus: Rights, Recommendations, and Resources

February 26, 2018, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Open to: Faculty, graduate students, and academic staff


The ongoing national conversation about immigration status lies across a bipartisan political landscape, but recent statements made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan indicate that enforcement will be significantly increased and specifically target California.

In response, across the U.C. system broadly and at U.C. Berkeley specifically, procedures and recommendations have been shared as to how we can best prepare to support all members of our undocumented community. However, there are understandable questions remaining in what support we can draw on, and how to respond to possible contact with officials.

This forum will provide an opportunity for detailed consideration of our individual concerns and collective needs.

Our conversation will be supported by the participation of Meng So, director of the Undocumented Student Program; Professor Leti Volpp, Berkeley Law, and director of the Center for Race and Gender; and Maria Blanco, executive director of the University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center.

The discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Vice Chancellor Fabrizio Mejia, Student Equity and Success, Division of Equity & Inclusion, U.C. Berkeley.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on February 25, 2018 - 5:00pm.

Series description

Co-hosted by the American Cultures Center, the Division for Equity & Inclusion, and the Academic Innovation Studio, these timely, interactive dialogues feature dynamic faculty panelists and engage the Berkeley community in exploring how equity and justice challenges – locally, regionally and nationally – are impacting our students, instructors, classrooms, and campus. All events feature plenty of time for open, facilitated discussion.