The University of Oregon has reaffirmed its commitment to retaining all of our employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin; and promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity.
If you have concerns about changes that could affect your ability to continue to work at the University, contact Jennifer Doreen, International Employment Specialist.
If you would like to contact an immigration attorney about your specific situation and concerns, visit the American Immigration Lawyers Association website for information on how to select an immigration attorney and a list of immigration attorneys.
Human Resources provides the following information to keep employees current on immigration issues:
Receive Updates on Changes to the Immigration System
If you would like to receive updates on changes to the U.S. immigration system that could affect UO's global employees, please subscribe to the Immigration Update email list.
HR periodically communicates directly with departments and international employees and maintains an archive of its communications: HR Message Archive
How are immigration laws changed?
The ability to change immigration law and the timeframe depends on multiple factors; the biggest factor is the type of legal framework that would have to be changed to effect the change.
The following links provide you with more information about the different legal frameworks that comprise the immigration system in the United States:
What should I do if I’m Contacted by Law Enforcement?
For information about your rights and legal responses to inquiries by law enforcement, visit the American Immigration Council website.
You have the right to remain silent and to speak to an attorney before you answer any questions by an immigration official. If you are contacted by law enforcement, you may want to contact an immigration attorney about your specific situation and concerns. Visit the American Immigration Lawyers Association website for information on how to select an immigration attorney and a list of immigration attorneys
Human Resources, International Employment Specialist: Jennifer Doreen
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Employees who receive UO benefits can consult with an independent immigration attorney to discuss personal immigration questions – for free – through the Employee Assistance Program.