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.

SUCCESS 2024 Convening

Our Supporting Undocumented Students’ College & Career Equity: Strategies for Success (SUCCESS) 2024 Convening was held at Rice University on Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30, 2024.

The focus of the 2024 SUCCESS convening was to share and equip campuses with cutting-edge practices and resources that support the educational and career equity outcomes for undocumented students, including non-employment based experiential learning models, pathways to graduate and professional programs, career development for undocumented students, and more!

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Webinar- Better FAFSA for Mixed Status Families: Updates from the Department of Education

On March 15, 2024, the Presidents’ Alliance hosted a briefing with the Department of Education, Immigrant Rising, NILC, ImmSchools, and the National College Attainment Network. The purpose was to deliver the most recent updates from the Department of Education regarding the status of the Better FAFSA for mixed-status families, as well as to offer recommendations and resources for institutions and practitioners assisting students with non-SSN contributors.

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Book Launch and Conversation: Amplifying Black Undocumented Student Voices in Higher Education

On April 25th at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, join the Presidents’ Alliance as we celebrate the launch of Amplifying Black Undocumented Voices in Higher Education! Written by Dr. Felecia Russell, Director of the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, this powerful book tells the contemporary story of a diverse group of young adults who yearn for a place to belong while navigating America’s racial and legal structures.

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An initiative that integrates data, policies, resources, and effective practices about DACA and undocumented, other immigrant, international, and refugee students to fuel change at the federal, state, and campus level, and build a diverse movement of partners.

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Reflections on the 2024 SUCCESS Convening: Unity and Empowerment for Undocumented Students

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Book Launch and Conversation: Amplifying Black Undocumented Student Voices in Higher Education

On April 25th at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, join the Presidents’ Alliance as we celebrate the launch of Amplifying Black Undocumented Voices in Higher Education! Written by Dr. Felecia Russell, Director of the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, this powerful book tells the contemporary story of a diverse group... Continue Reading
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Rice hosts SUCCESS National Convening

“By hosting this event in Houston, Rice University recognizes the significance of coming together in the face of national and local uncertainty,” DesRoches said. “Texas is a home to the second largest population of undocumented persons. The state holds significance as a pioneer in adopting tuitio... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Calls for Temporary Protected Status and Special Student Relief for Nigeria

The Presidents' Alliance and NAFSA: Association of International Educators submitted a letter to the Department of Homeland Security calling for the provision of Special Student Relief (SSR) to qualifying F-1 students from Nigeria alongside the designation of Nigeria for Temporary Protected Statu... Continue Reading
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National Convening Unites Over 350 Campus Leaders, Administrators, Faculty, Students, Advocates, and Policy Experts in Support of Undocumented Students

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2024 Contact: Jason Koh at Jason@presidentsalliance.org National Convening Unites Over 350 Campus Leaders, Administrators, Faculty, Students, Advocates, and Policy Experts in Support of Undocumented Students Houston, TX - This past weekend, from March 28th to ... Continue Reading
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Schedule A Update: Presidents’ Alliance and Partners Comment on Labor Shortage in Key Fields

Schedule A Update: Presidents' Alliance and Partners Comment on Labor Shortage in Key Fields The Presidents' Alliance, together with ETS, IIE, and NAFSA, submitted a comment on the importance of expanding the list of occupations under the Labor Department's list of occupations for which they h... Continue Reading