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.

Presidents’ Alliance Comment for the DACA Public Notice and Comment

The Presidents’ Alliance public comment regarding the proposed rule to fortify DACA. This post also includes a guide for colleges and universities to submit a comment and a sample draft comment. The comment period for the proposed rule closed on November 29, 2021.

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The RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students

A campaign to build support for a new college and university refugee sponsorship program, which would provide refugee students expanded pathways to resettle, study, and obtain permanent residence in the U.S. Launched in November 2021, the campaign outlines a path for the U.S. to develop, implement, and sustain a university sponsorship program.

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Launch Event: Recommendations for Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

An event on the launch of the RESPONSE Campaign on U.S. education pathways for refugee students. Reporter Eric Hoover will moderate a conversation with refugee students and speakers to discuss the scope of the global challenge. This event will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. E.T. / 10:00 a.m. P.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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Briefing – University Sponsorship of Refugee Students: Initiative on Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

https://youtu.be/hhfVZMOA7TY On December 2, the Presidents’ Alliance and its partners in the Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students held a briefing to discuss our newly released report and recommendations on university sponsorship of refugee students. Since an inaugural str... Continue Reading
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Policy Brief: CBO Scoring of Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

On November 18, 2021, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the immigration provisions of the Build Back Better act, which passed the House on November 19, 2021. To learn more about the CBO score, please read the full policy brief below. CBO Scoring of Immigration Prov... Continue Reading
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House Passage of Build Back Better Act and Expansion of Federal Financial Aid to DACA and TPS Holders Represent Historic Win

  HOUSE PASSAGE OF BUILD BACK BETTER ACT AND EXPANSION OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID TO DACA AND TPS HOLDERS REPRESENTS HISTORIC WIN Legislation also contains parole provisions to protect undocumented immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2021 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presi... Continue Reading
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New Campaign Launches to Expand Refugee Access to U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Campaign Launches to Expand Refugee Access to U.S. Colleges and Universities Learn About The RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2021 Contacts: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Chris Bo... Continue Reading
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Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students: New Report and RESPONSE Campaign

We are proud to announce the release of a new report outlining recommendations for the U.S. to develop, implement, and sustain a university sponsorship program for refugee students and the launch of The RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students. You can find the... Continue Reading
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Wanted and Welcomed: International Students and Scholars Recommendations for Executive and Administrative Action

In honor and recognition of International Education Week, the Presidents' Alliance has drafted recommendations for the Biden administration to bolster the United States’ position as the leading destination for international students and scholars seeking higher education opportunities and to ensur... Continue Reading