October 21, 2020
UC San Diego Statement of Support:
DHS Proposed Rule on Duration of Status (D/S)
Dear International Triton,

We are reaching out to express our deep commitment to you and your well-being, both during your time on our campus and beyond, and to alert you to the proposed federal rule issued on September 25, 2020 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would eliminate duration of status for individuals in F-1 or J-1 status. While it is important to note that this is only a proposed rule, we recognize the strain this may place on you and your families, and as members of our valued international community we want to reassure you that we are here to support you.
Campus and University Actions

Currently, UC San Diego is working with our Federal Government Relations Office, the University of California Office of the President, and higher education associations, such as NAFSA: Association of International Education, to submit formal comments to the Department of Homeland Security expressing the University’s concerns about the proposed rule.
What You Can Do

In addition to our campus efforts, should you choose to engage in personal advocacy, International Students & Programs Office (ISPO), International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO), and Extension International Programs would like to support you by providing a helpful Advocacy Guide with information on how to contact U.S elected officials and submit comments to the Department of Homeland Security by the October 26 deadline. The site also includes links to letters from various higher education associations and U.S. elected officials supporting the international student and scholar community in the United States.
We want to assure you that we stand firmly in support of our international community. As Tritons, we recognize and value the many significant contributions you have made to our campus, greater community, and country. You bring fresh perspectives to our classroom discussions, spark discovery in our laboratories, and add to the rich culture of UC San Diego. If you have any questions, please contact our respective offices:

ISPO, IFSO and Extension IP continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available.


Dulce Amor L. Dorado
Director, International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)

Patricia Juza
Associate Dean & Executive Director of International Programs, Extension

Roark T. Miller
Director, International Faculty & Scholars Office

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ISPO Office Hours: Virtual Advising

ISPO has expanded virtual advising hours to accommodate different time zones for the fall quarter. We have expanded our advising hours through Zoom Virtual Advising to reflect the following:

  • MON: 9 AM - 4 PM PST
  • TUES: 1 PM - 6 PM PST
  • WED: 9 AM - 6 PM PST
  • THU: 9 AM - 6 PM PST
  • FRI: 9 AM - 4 PM PST

Note: ISPO is closed everyday from 12-1 PM PST. As we continue to shift our services to accommodate the needs of our students, this schedule may fluctuate and is subject to change. ISPO's most current advising hours can be found at iContact.ucsd.edu.
WHY AM I RECEIVING THIS NEWSLETTER? All international students studying at UC San Diego are automatically subscribed to the iStudents Newsletter to ensure they receive proper immigration updates from our office. The information sent in this Newsletter is available on ISPO's website, iStudents.ucsd.edu, or may direct students to other external resources. You have the right to unsubscribe from receiving updates from our office at anytime. You can do this by emailing [email protected]. Note, all international students at UC San Diego are responsible for staying up to date with immigration regulations that may affect them. To learn more, visit our website at iStudents.ucsd.edu