• Resources and Support Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

Resources and Support Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

Resources and Support Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

In light of the recent Executive Order on Immigration on January 27, 2017, many in the MIT community have concerns about how they, family members and/or colleagues may be affected.

MyLife Services

Please keep in mind that experts at MyLife Services, your free and confidential counseling and work-life resource benefit, are available to provide support, guidance, and resources to all faculty, staff, postdocs and family members. 

Here are some ways MyLife Services can help you and your family members:

  • Phone and in-person counseling for stress and emotional concerns
  • A 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney, by phone, who is familiar with immigration law and Massachusetts and national immigration resources*

* MIT exchange visitors, employees and fellows, please consult the MIT International Scholars Office first, if your visa is sponsored by MIT.

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For Graduate Students and Their Families

If you are a Graduate Student or family member at MIT, you can call MIT GAIN (Graduate Assistance and Information Network), a free and confidential service, which can provide practical assistance and legal consultations. Here are some ways MIT GAIN can help:

  • A 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney, by phone, who is familiar with immigration law
  • For all visa and immigration concerns, MIT international graduate students should go to the MIT International Students Office.  The MIT ISO office will then direct you to additional resources, which may include MIT GAIN.

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MIT Immigration Resources

And, as a reminder, MIT’s President, Chancellor, Provost and Vice President for Research have pointed students and scholars to the International Students Office or the International Scholars Office for more information about MIT immigration resources. If you know of any students or scholars in immediate need of returning to MIT, safely and quickly, who have not been contacted by one of these offices, please email: