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.

What’s Next? The Future of DACA in Regards to Litigation, Executive Action, & Legislation

This briefing will share the latest updates on the legal challenge that threatens DACA. Speakers will also discuss how we expect DACA to change under the Biden administration and latest legislative efforts.

Briefing Date: Monday, January 25 at 2 p.m. ET.

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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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Latest Updates from Presidents' Alliance

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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: What’s Next?: The Future of DACA in Regards to Litigation, Executive Action & Legislation

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and TheDream.US hosted a briefing for members, partners, and advocates to provide information on the future of DACA. The briefing shared the latest updates on President Biden's executive actions and legislative proposal relating to DACA... Continue Reading
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Overview of Biden Executive Actions on Immigration Related to Higher Education and Students

President Joe Biden announced executive actions on immigration, many of which will impact immigrant and international students, staff, and faculty in higher education. These actions include a variety of mechanisms, including presidential proclamations, executive orders, and memoranda, that direct... Continue Reading
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Directory of Immigration Recommendations and Developments Under the Biden Administration

This page contains a list of our immigration recommendations and developments under the Biden administration. Recommendations and Proposals Legislative Recommendations Regarding Immigrant Students, Higher Education Access, Federal Financial Aid, and Professional and Occupational Licensure (... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Commends the Biden Administration’s Executive Actions and Introduction of New Citizenship Bill

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE COMMENDS THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW CITIZENSHIP BILL Executive actions and new bill include protecting DACA, ending travel bans, establishing roadmap to citizenship for Dreamers, and more FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Con... Continue Reading
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Coalition of College and University Presidents Commends DHS Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas and His Record of Policies Impacting Immigrant and International Students

COALITION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS COMMENDS DHS SECRETARY NOMINEE ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS AND HIS RECORD OF POLICIES IMPACTING IMMIGRANT AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Mayorkas previously oversaw U.S immigration programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Opposes Issuance of Final Rule That Would End H-1B Lottery and Further Undermine International Student Recruitment

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE OPPOSES ISSUANCE OF FINAL RULE THAT WOULD END H-1B LOTTERY AND FURTHER UNDERMINE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT New rule did not respond to or incorporate any stakeholder comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsallian... Continue Reading