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

Launch of the RESPONSE Campaign on U.S. education pathways for refugee students. Reporter Eric Hoover moderated a conversation with refugee students and speakers to discuss the scope of the global challenge. The event took 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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Policy Brief: Access to Higher Education for DACA, TPS, and DED Students in the Build Back Better Act of 2021

On December 10, 2021 this policy brief was written for moderate Democrats, urging the inclusion of DACA, TPS, and DED recipients in the proposed expansion of higher education benefits. This was written prior to the parliamentarian's decision on the parole provisions. View full policy brief here. Continue Reading
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Directory of Reconciliation Resources

This page contains an overview of all of our Reconciliation-related materials. We will continue to add resources as the reconciliation process evolves. Resources Policy Brief, Access to Higher Education for DACA, TPS, and DED Students in the Build Back Better Act of 2021, December 10, 2021 ... Continue Reading
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Disappointed in Parliamentarian’s Guidance, Alliance of 500+ Presidents Recommits to Inclusion of Higher Ed Provisions, Visa Recapture, and Affordable Immigration Fees

DISAPPOINTED IN PARLIAMENTARIAN'S GUIDANCE, ALLIANCE OF 500+ PRESIDENTS RECOMMITS TO INCLUSION OF HIGHER ED PROVISIONS, VISA RECAPTURE, AND AFFORDABLE IMMIGRATION FEES Alliance calls for urgent action for Congress to protect the nation’s undocumented immigrants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Signs On to Amicus Brief in Support of DACA

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE SIGNS ON TO AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DACA United We Dream’s Amicus Brief Filed in Texas v. United States in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2021 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) W... Continue Reading
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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