Expect ICE to visit, MIT tells faculty and staff, urging cooperation with visa checks
"MIT on Thursday alerted its faculty and administrators that they should expect visits from federal immigration officials to check the status of foreign postdoctoral students, researchers, and visiting scholars working in the sciences, and urged them to cooperate with authorities."
"The Department of Homeland Security and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit have started visiting 'employers of F-1 post-graduate students,' the memo begins, referring to academic visas held by many foreign students."
"Rosser told faculty and administrators that federal officials are likely to give them 48 hours’ notice, but that may not always be the case. MIT notified employees that immigration officials will probably want to make sure that student-visa documentation is up to date, but agents could also ask to see worksites, including laboratories, and may ask about how the university decided on a foreign student’s salary."