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.

President-elect Biden’s Platform & Statements on Higher Education & Immigration

This document provides a brief overview of the incoming administration’s policy priorities on higher education and immigration, including restoring DACA, approaching international students in a more open fashion, and increasing the U.S. refugee ceiling.

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Executive & Administrative Immigration & Higher Education Actions

An outline of higher education and immigration-related executive and administrative actions for the incoming Biden/Harris administration. The ​Presidents’ Alliance calls on the incoming administration to consider these actions within its first 100 days.

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New Report: Immigrant-origin Students in U.S. Higher Education

On Oct. 15, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance released a Presidents’ Alliance-commissioned and Migration Policy Institute-produced report that demonstrates in 2018 more than 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were immigrants or the children of immigrants.

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Annual Report – 2020

The Presidents’ Alliance releases its 2020 annual report, learn more and download the report here.

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Latest Updates from Presidents' Alliance

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Coalition of College and University Presidents Commends DHS Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas and His Record of Policies Impacting Immigrant and International Students

COALITION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS COMMENDS DHS SECRETARY NOMINEE ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS AND HIS RECORD OF POLICIES IMPACTING IMMIGRANT AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Mayorkas previously oversaw U.S immigration programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Opposes Issuance of Final Rule That Would End H-1B Lottery and Further Undermine International Student Recruitment

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE OPPOSES ISSUANCE OF FINAL RULE THAT WOULD END H-1B LOTTERY AND FURTHER UNDERMINE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT New rule did not respond to or incorporate any stakeholder comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsallian... Continue Reading
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Legislative Recommendations Regarding Immigrant Students, Higher Education Access, Federal Financial Aid, and Professional and Occupational Licensure

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, immigrant and international students, alumni, faculty, and staff, our campuses, communities... Continue Reading
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Letter to President-Elect Biden and Secretary-Designate Mayorkas with DACA Recommendations

On December 21, 2020, the Presidents' Alliance and TheDream.US sent a letter to the incoming administration with their top recommendations to improve and expand DACA. Letter to President-Elect Biden and Secretary-Designate Alejandro Mayorkas with DACA Recommendations December 21, 2020 Pr... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Statement: Higher Education Prevails Against Federal Government Over Unlawful H1-B Regulations

HIGHER EDUCATION PREVAILS AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER UNLAWFUL H1-B REGULATIONS Judge issues summary judgment; prevents efforts to undermine H-1B program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, U.S.... Continue Reading
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President-elect Joe Biden’s Platform and Statements on Higher Education and Immigration

A Biden-Harris administration promises a new direction for many of the immigration issues prioritized by higher education, and higher education associations and institutions largely welcome the incoming administration. President-Elect Joe Biden has promised that his administration will restore DA... Continue Reading