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.

Webinar: DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the Presidents’ Alliance, along with our partners, hosted DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates. This briefing discussed DACA’s future as it moves through the Federal Court system.

Legal experts discussed the current status of different court cases and why DACA’s future is so precarious despite this administration’s efforts to fortify DACA. Speakers laid out the legislative path ahead to build on DACA’s successes and press for bipartisan Dream legislation. This briefing shared useful resources and advocacy opportunities around the anniversary of DACA on June 15th.

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DACA’s 10th Anniversary

Nearly ten years ago, on June 15, 2012, the sustained advocacy and courageous storytelling of undocumented students won a transformative victory when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was announced. More than 800,000 individuals have since relied on the work permits, deportation protections, and other opportunities afforded by DACA to pursue their career and educational goals including many on your respective campuses. In the process, these DACA recipients have demonstrated why expanding opportunities for immigrants is so important – both to their own lives and to the future of this country.

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Statement Of Support For Students And Scholars Fleeing From Violence And Humanitarian Crises

A Sign-On Opportunity for Institutional and Organizational Leaders. Institutional and Organizational leaders can sign on to a Statement Of Support For Students And Scholars Fleeing From Violence And Humanitarian Crises. The war in Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis have accelerated a call to action by colleges and universities to support refugees and displaced students worldwide. We strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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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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The Presidents’ Alliance Reacts to the Fifth Circuit Hearing on Future of DACA

THE PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE REACTS TO FIFTH CIRCUIT HEARING ON FUTURE OF DACA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2022 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.— Today, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments in Texas v... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Leaders Write Powerful USA Today OP-ED: “DACA Recipients Have Helped Build the American Dream. It’s Time to Give Them a Path to Citizenship”

  PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE LEADERS WRITE POWERFUL USA TODAY OP-ED: “DACA RECIPIENTS HAVE HELPED BUILD THE AMERICAN DREAM. IT’S TIME TO GIVE THEM A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2022 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—During la... Continue Reading
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Ahead of World Refugee Day, More than 150+ Higher Education Leaders Sign New Statement of Support for Refugees and Displaced Students

AHEAD OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY, MORE THAN 150+ HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS SIGN NEW STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES AND DISPLACED STUDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2022 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado, 480-678-0040, jose@presidentsalliance.org Washington, D.C.—A new statement signed by more th... Continue Reading
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Higher Ed Leaders Celebrate a Decade of DACA and Call for Solutions Beyond Temporary Status

HIGHER ED LEADERS CELEBRATE A DECADE OF DACA AND CALL FOR SOLUTIONS BEYOND TEMPORARY STATUS Congress must provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients and other Dreamers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2022 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) WASHINGTON, D.C.... Continue Reading
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Statement for the Record for Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety Hearing on Immigration and Higher Education

On June 14, 2022, the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration submitted a statement for the record for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety Hearing on Immigration and Higher Education hearing on “Strengthening our Workforce and Economy ... Continue Reading
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Webinar: DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the Presidents’ Alliance, along with our partners, hosted DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates. This briefing discussed DACA’s future as it moves through the Federal Court system. Legal experts discussed the current status of diffe... Continue Reading