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.

Recap: The Presidents’ Alliance and Partners’ Education Week of Action for Dreamers!

Starting on November 28th, The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, and partners hosted a Higher Ed Dream Action Week to urge Congress to deliver on a bipartisan legislative fix for DACA recipients and other Dreamers. Without urgent action from Congress, hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients will be at risk of losing their protections, potentially being pushed out of the workplace, and cruelly separated from their families.

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Webinar: Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Ed, PART 2: Building On Campus Support for Refugee Students

Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Education provided an overview of resources and effective practices for campuses to enroll and support refugee students, focused specifically on refugee students on F1 student visas and humanitarian parole. In Part 2, leading campus and organizational experts shared resources and models on 1) Campus Collaboration 2) Expanding Access to Legal Services 3) Creating Cohorts and Community and 4) Foster Migration & Trauma Informed Campuses:

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What You Need to Know: Parole Programs for Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela

This FAQ document seeks to provide information and education on who qualifies for parole through these programs, the benefits of having parole, who qualifies as a supporter to sponsor a parolee through these programs, and other questions regarding higher education.

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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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What You Need to Know: Parole Programs for Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela

On January 5, 2023, the Biden administration announced a suite of policy changes for Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans seeking to enter the United States due to conditions in their home country—modeled after a similar program for Venezuela, which has been open since October 18, 2022. The U.S. gov... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Condemns Ban on Afghan Women’s Access to Higher Education

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE CONDEMNS BAN ON AFGHAN WOMEN’S ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Banning Afghan women from accessing higher education by the Taliban violates human rights and jeopardizes Afghanistan’s future FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2023 CONTACT: Laura Wagner laura@presidentsalliance.or... Continue Reading
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Directory of Presidents’ Alliance Resources to Support Students of a Refugee Background

This 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 students of a refugee background. Student Outreach & Recruitment Offering Scholarships for Refugee Studen... Continue Reading
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TheDream.US and Presidents’ Alliance React to News of Senate Failure to Enact Bipartisan Immigration Bill

TheDream.US and Presidents’ Alliance React to News of Senate Failure to Enact Bipartisan Immigration Bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2022 CONTACT: Diego Sánchez (diego@presidentsalliance.org) The following is a joint statement from Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications,... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Applauds Humanitarian Flexibility for Ethiopian International Students

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE APPLAUDS HUMANITARIAN FLEXIBILITY FOR ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2022 CONTACT: Diego Sánchez (diego@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.— The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration applauds the administrati... Continue Reading
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Webinar: Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Ed, PART 2: Building On Campus Support for Refugee Students

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, the Presidents’ Alliance hosted a webinar, Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Ed, PART 2: Building On Campus Support for Refugee Students. Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Stu... Continue Reading