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.

Higher Ed Immigration Portal

A new digital platform 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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Directory of Immigration Recommendations & Developments Under the Biden Administration

This directory contains a list of higher education and immigration-related recommendations and developments under the Biden administration, including on DACA and undocumented students, international students, and refugee students.

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New Briefing: Will International Students Return in Fall 2021? A Vital Resource at Risk

Watch a recent briefing co-hosted by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and NAFSA: Association of International Educators that addressed how visa processing delays and travel restrictions could significantly impact fall 2021 international student enrollment on U.S. campuses.

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Annual Impact Report – 2020

In February 2021, the Presidents’ Alliance released its 2020 Annual Impact Report. Learn more and download the new report here.

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Expansion of Emergency Educational Funds for All Students Regardless of Immigration Status by Biden Administration Welcomed by Coalition of College and University Presidents

EXPANSION OF EMERGENCY EDUCATIONAL FUNDS FOR ALL STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS BY BIDEN ADMINISTRATION WELCOMED BY COALITION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Today... Continue Reading
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Supporting Optional Practical Training in the Washtech case: The Important Perspective from U.S. Higher Education

This brief outlines the importance of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to colleges and universities, their students, and higher education in this country. It highlights the value of OPT as an important educational component to a student’s program of study, as a key complement to the classroom ex... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Applauds Biden Administration’s Raising of Refugee Cap to 62,500

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE APPLAUDS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S RAISING OF REFUGEE CAP TO 62,500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—The Presidents’ Alliance released the following statement in response to the White House’s announ... Continue Reading
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Will the U.S. State Department be Prepared to Welcome International Students to the United States?

Higher education institutions, businesses, and policymakers are concerned about whether our consulates will be able to efficiently process F-1 and M-1 student and J-1 exchange visitor visas in time for the Fall 2021 academic term. COVID-19 has challenged our consulates abroad in unprecedented way... Continue Reading
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Statement for the Record for House Judiciary Hearing on Barriers to Immigration Benefits

On April 28, 2021, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing entitled, “Why Don’t They Just Get in Line?”: Barriers to Legal Immigration. In support of this hearing, the Presidents’ Alliance submitted its statement for the record, highlighting the barriers undocumented,... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Coalition of 500+ Presidents Urge Passage of U.S. Citizenship Act

Presidents' Alliance Coalition of 500+ Presidents Urge Passage of U.S. Citizenship Act Transmitted electronically United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of the Presidents’ Alliance o... Continue Reading