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.

Webinar - ACHIEVING INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE: Why the Rise of Immigrant-Origin Students is Key to the Future of U.S. Higher Education

On Wednesday, August 2, 2023, the Presidents’ Alliance hosted a one-hour webinar on “Achieving Inclusive Excellence: Immigrant-Origin Students Are Key to the Future of U.S. Higher Education.”

The Presidents’ Alliance, in partnership with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the American Immigration Council (AIC), released new estimates and enrollment data of immigrant-origin students, including undocumented students, in higher education. The state and national pages on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal have also been updated with the latest data. The joint commentary with MPI and report with AIC provide crucial insights into new trends, including the robust growth of immigrant-origin student populations, their diversity, and workforce contributions.

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Webinar- DACA Rapid Response Briefing

On Thursday, September 21 at 12 PM ET/11 AM CT, the Presidents’ Alliance co-hosted a virtual one-hour Rapid Response Briefing on the Latest DACA Decision with TheDream.US, FWD.us, and MALDEF.

Speakers addressed the legal context and implications of the most recent ruling on DACA, what it means for DACA recipients and undocumented individuals, and how higher education can support undocumented students in this time of need.

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Event - Welcome Corps on Campus: Building Sustainable Pathways for Refugee Students

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Presidents’ Alliance joined the State Department, Community Sponsorship Hub, Every Campus A Refuge, the Institute of International Education, the National Association of System Heads (NASH), and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) to host an in-person or virtual event at Georgetown University for Welcome Corps on Campus.

This event brought together representatives from the State Department and the consortium implementing the Welcome Corps on Campus program, campus and organizational leaders, refugee students and advocates, and other higher education partners to discuss the importance of sustainable and structured pathways to education and immigration for refugee students.

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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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Presidents’ Alliance Applauds Temporary Protected Status and Special Student Relief Announcements for Venezuela and Afghanistan

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2023 Contact: Jason Koh, jason@presidentsalliance.org Presidents’ Alliance Applauds Temporary Protected Status and Special Student Relief Announcements for Venezuela and Afghanistan Washington D.C. - The Presidents’ Alliance commends the Biden admini... Continue Reading
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Comment Letter for the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics

Comment Letter for the President's Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics The Presidents’ Alliance and TheDream.US submitted a comment to the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Econom... Continue Reading
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Leveraging Advance Parole to Support DACA Recipients as DACA is Under Threat

Leveraging Advance Parole to Support DACA Recipients as DACA is Under Threat This resource provides a background and guidelines on how higher education institutions can expand opportunities for DACA recipients through advanced parole. Included in this resource are the following: Primer... Continue Reading
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Rapid Response Briefing on the recent DACA Decision by Judge Hanen

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Post-DACA Ruling: While Urging Long Overdue Congressional Action, Here’s What Higher Ed, the Biden Administration, and State Leaders Can Do for Dreamers in Interim

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2023 Contact: Jason Koh, jason@presidentsalliance.org Post-DACA Ruling: While Urging Long Overdue Congressional Action, Here’s What Higher Ed, the Biden Administration, and State Leaders Can Do for Dreamers in Interim Washington D.C. - Yesterday... Continue Reading
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The Welcome Corps on Campus is Building Sustainable Pathways for Refugee Students

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2023 Contact: Stephanie Clegg, sclegg@communitysponsorshiphub.org Jason Koh, Jason@presidentsalliance.org The Welcome Corps on Campus is Building Sustainable Pathways for Refugee Students WASHINGTON D.C. - Today at 1 PM Eastern Time, the Welcome Cor... Continue Reading