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.

Directory of Presidents’ Alliance Resources to Support DACA recipients, Undocumented Students, Dream Legislation, and Institutions of Higher Education

The DACA Directory page contains a list of all of the Presidents’ Alliance’s materials, including resources, advocacy tools, and best practices, to help institutions of higher education to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, undocumented students, and other Dreamers.

This resource is updated on a continuous basis.

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Upcoming Webinar - Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students

Many forcibly displaced populations residing in the United States face barriers accessing state level benefits and opportunities in their new communities, including equitable access to higher education. This upcoming webinar on Thursday, December 1, 3pmET/12pmET, will share the findings of a new analysis conducted by IRAP and the Refugee Advocacy Lab on access to in-state tuition for refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIVs) holders, humanitarian parolees, asylees, asylum-seekers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders across all 50 states. With an overview of the key take-aways, speakers will explore past challenges and success by states to expand access for forcibly displaced students, as well as opportunities for the future, from legislative options to working directly with higher education institutions.

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Dream Advocacy Toolkit: Messaging And Resources for bipartisan Dream legislation

This Dream advocacy toolkit is for college and university leaders and their campuses to advocate on behalf of Dreamers. Recent court rulings against DACA underscore the urgency for Congress to act before the end of this year to protect DACA recipients and other Dreamers.

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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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Americans Want Congress To Protect Dreamers This Year

This resource provides talking points in support of a bipartisan, legislative solution to protect Dreamers. The resource includes background information on Dreamers, an overview of the economic contributions of Dreamers, Dreamers and higher education, and the urgent need for a legislative solutio... Continue Reading

DACA and Dreamers: What You Need to Know

The resource provides an overview of DACA recipients, their economic impact, impact on U.S. citizens, connection to higher education, and public support for a permanent legislative solution. Over the last decade, DACA has protected more than 830,000 individuals. DACA has enabled them to work lawf... Continue Reading

Administrative Agenda for Attracting, Supporting, and Retaining International Students & Scholars

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 ensure that we welcome a diversity of students from throughout ... Continue Reading

Social Media Toolkit: Show Your Support for Dreamers

Undocumented students are a cornerstore of our college and university communities across the United States. With the future of DACA endangered, it is imperative that Congress passes a permanent, legislative solution to ensure undocumented students and other Dreamers can remain in the U.S. and con... Continue Reading

Presidents’ Alliance Celebrates Passage of Arizona Prop 308

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF ARIZONA PROP 308 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2022 Contact: Diego Sánchez ( Washington, D.C.— The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration releases the following statement celebrating the passage ... Continue Reading

Webinar- Uplifting Campus Resources: Part 1: Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, the Presidents’ Alliance and co-sponsor Duolingo English Test hosted a webinar, Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Ed, PART 1: Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources. This was part 1 of... Continue Reading