Recent immigration policy changes have exposed Bechtel's structural limitations. Now, more than ever, Stanford University needs to empower Bechtel to support its noncitizen students and prepare for future immigration changes. We propose four areas of reform.
Stanford has already invested millions of dollars in its graduate students, and the return on that investment is a workforce of teaching and research assistants without whom the work that happens at Stanford would not be possible. We ask that Stanford continue to invest in us through this difficult time — honor your commitment to our professional development, to our good work as scholars and to our well-being as financially vulnerable members of this community.