The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

We are an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities.

President-elect Biden’s Platform & Statements on Higher Education & Immigration

This document provides a brief overview of the incoming administration’s policy priorities on higher education and immigration, including restoring DACA, approaching international students in a more open fashion, and increasing the U.S. refugee ceiling.

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Executive & Administrative Immigration & Higher Education Actions

An outline of higher education and immigration-related executive and administrative actions for the incoming Biden/Harris administration. The ​Presidents’ Alliance calls on the incoming administration to consider these actions within its first 100 days.

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New Report: Immigrant-origin Students in U.S. Higher Education

On Oct. 15, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance released a Presidents’ Alliance-commissioned and Migration Policy Institute-produced report that demonstrates in 2018 more than 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were immigrants or the children of immigrants.

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Annual Report – 2020

The Presidents’ Alliance releases its 2020 annual report, learn more and download the report here.

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Keep up to date with periodic communications from the Presidents’ Alliance via email.

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Presidents & Chancellors – Join Us in Supporting Immigrant and International Students.

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Donate now to help support the Presidents’ Alliance stand up for Dreamers, other immigrant, and international students!

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Latest Updates from Presidents' Alliance

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement: Higher Education Prevails Against Federal Government Over Unlawful H1-B Regulations

HIGHER EDUCATION PREVAILS AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER UNLAWFUL H1-B REGULATIONS Judge issues summary judgment; prevents efforts to undermine H-1B program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, U.S.... Continue Reading
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President-elect Joe Biden’s Platform and Statements on Higher Education and Immigration

A Biden-Harris administration promises a new direction for many of the immigration issues prioritized by higher education, and higher education associations and institutions largely welcome the incoming administration. President-Elect Joe Biden has promised that his administration will restore DA... Continue Reading
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Executive and Administrative Immigration and Higher Education Actions

This document outlines higher education and immigration-related executive and administrative actions for the incoming Biden/Harris administration. The ​Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration​ calls on the incoming administration to consider these actions within its first 100 day... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Comment Letter Opposing H-1B Visa Interim Final Rule

On November 9, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration submitted a comment in opposition to the Department of Labor's (DOL's) interim final rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.” Presi... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Statement on Election Results: Incoming Administration, Congress, and Courts Must Aggressively Move to Protect Dreamers, International Students, and Refugees

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON ELECTION RESULTS: INCOMING ADMINISTRATION, CONGRESS, AND COURTS MUST AGGRESSIVELY MOVE TO PROTECT DREAMERS, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, AND REFUGEES Presidents’ Alliance calls on bold, pro-immigrant, pro-student agenda FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2020 Conta... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Condemns Proposed H-1B Rule That Would Erode United States’ Attractiveness to International Students

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE CONDEMNS PROPOSED H-1B RULE THAT WOULD ERODE UNITED STATES’ ATTRACTIVENESS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Proposed rule would further undermine international student recruitment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) ... Continue Reading