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Important Immigration Updates Resource Page

(last updated July 27, 2017)

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H-1B Premium Processing:  As of July 24, 2017, USCIS has resumed premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions..  This resumption of premium processing includes institutions of higher education.  The full text of this announcement is at:  https://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-resume-h-1b-premium-processing-certain-cap-exempt-petitions

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Information about scams targeted towards international students and scholars

ISSO provides immigration assistance to international students and scholars in the university community. We are here to:

  • help international students and scholars maintain their immigration status and comply with U.S. employment regulations;
  • assist university departments and colleges in their efforts to hire and retain international researchers and faculty; and
  • serve as a liaison with USCIS in matters related to international visitors studying and working at the university

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services    

Change of Address

U.S. law requires all non-U.S. citizens* to report their change of address within 10 days of moving.

*except A or G visa holders


Office Staff
Karen Cagley Director
Stephen Mattos Associate Director
Alexandra Jones ISS Specialist
Natalia Meyer ISS Specialist
Anh Le PIESL Advisor-Sucess Coach (CEAP)
Stephanie Wright Program Assistant
Alan Wilkins Staff Assistant
Emily Zimmer
Graduate Assistant
Gina Russ Global Peer Mentor
Abdul Al-Naabi Global Peer Mentor

International Students and Scholars, contact our office when you are:

  • Arriving at the university for the first time (Important Arrival Information!)
  • Planning to travel outside of the U.S. (Important Arrival Information!)
  • Planning to take less than a full-time course load
    (<12 credit hours for undergrad, <9 credit hours for graduate)
  • Transferring to another school
  • Moving from one degree program to another
  • Applying for employment
  • Nearing the end of your stay in the U.S.
  • Approaching the expiration date on any of your immigration documents
ISS Specialists' Consulting Hours

no appointment necessary

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.