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.

Letter Urging the Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Students, Scholars, & Others

This letter urges the Biden administration to protect Afghan students, scholars, researchers, and their families seeking to come to the U.S., and those here in U.S. higher education institutions. The letter was sent to the administration on August 24, 2021.

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Higher Education Comment Guide for Proposed Rule to Fortify DACA

A guide for colleges and universities to draft and submit a public comment regarding the proposed rule to fortify DACA. The guide provides a framework that institutions can edit and suggestions on additional institution-specific content that can be included.

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Rapid Response Briefing: Proposed Rule to Fortify DACA and Higher Ed Engagement

A rapid response briefing on the proposed rule to fortify DACA. Speakers addressed the proposed rule’s legal context and implications, what it means for current and prospective DACA recipients, and how campuses can engage. The briefing took place on Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. E.T.

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Higher Ed Immigration Portal

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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Including Undocumented Students in Tuition-Free Community College Proposals

Congress is considering a proposed budget reconciliation package that would include tuition-free community college for eligible students without regard to the students’ immigration status. States that receive federal grants under this program would not be able to deny tuition-free community colle... Continue Reading
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Coalition of 500+ College and University Leaders Calls On Administration and Congress to Address Criminalization, Exclusion, Separation of Black Migrants

COALITION OF 500+ COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY LEADERS CALLS ON ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS TO ADDRESS CRIMINALIZATION, EXCLUSION, SEPARATION OF BLACK MIGRANTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—This week, the Presid... Continue Reading
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Higher Education Comment Guide for Proposed Rule to Fortify DACA

This document is a guide to assist institutions of higher education that wish to comment on the proposed rule by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (USCIS-2021-0006). The deadline for ins... Continue Reading
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Rapid Response Briefing: Proposed Rule to Fortify DACA and Higher Ed Engagement

The Presidents’ Alliance hosted a one-hour rapid response briefing on the proposed rule to fortify DACA, co-sponsored by TheDream.US, Curran, Berger and Kludt Immigration Law, PennState Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, and UCLA Center for Immigration and Law Policy. Speakers addressed t... Continue Reading
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The Proposed DACA Regulation: What You Need to Know

The Proposed DACA Regulation: What You Need to Know PennState Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Cornell Law School, and the Presidents' Alliance collaborated to create this document providing an overview of the proposed regulation that would codify DACA eligibility into regulation. Continue Reading
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Managing Expectations: Supporting Afghan Scholars, Students, and Families

Managing Expectations: Supporting Afghan Scholars, Students, and Families Contributed by Dan Berger, member of the Presidents' Alliance Legal Advisory Council. Dan Berger is a partner with Curran, Berger, and Kludt Immigration Law. One of the hardest parts of immigration advising for Afghan cl... Continue Reading