UNC Charlotte is home to over 2,000 international students, visiting scholars, and their families, which represent nearly 90 countries. The International Student and Scholars Office (ISSO) and the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) are actively monitoring immigration policy and regulation changes. The ELTI will share information about any potential changes that would impact the ELTI students via email and the Announcements box located on the ELTI website's homepage.
Here are a few reminders:
- There is an extraordinary amount of information—on the Internet, social media, and other sources—that may or may not be accurate. We ask that you try to rely on multiple official sources of information, including messages from the ELTI to give you the most accurate information pertaining to your immigration status.
- As we hear many different legal immigration actions referenced in terms such as “Presidential Memorandum” and “Executive Order,” the ELTI would like to remind everyone that the U.S. is a law-based society, as such, legal actions take considerable time. Visit the “Practical Immigration Concepts in a Time of Change: Taxonomy of Immigration Topics to Consider” for an overview of the U.S. legal system, how immigration regulations are formed, and how change takes place.
- The ELTI also encourages the international population to be extra vigilant about immigration scams. Scammers take advantage of people during times of uncertainty. For information about protecting yourself from immigration-based scams, please visit the “Avoid Scams” resources on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
- Finally, the ELTI is your 'home away from home' so we encourage you to please come and talk with us about any concerns that you may have.
Note: Additional information regarding immigration matters is posted on the International Student and Scholar Office website.