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.

Directory of Presidents’ Alliance Resources to Support DACA recipients, Undocumented Students, Dream Legislation, and Institutions of Higher Education

The DACA Directory 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 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, undocumented students, and other Dreamers.

This resource is updated on a continuous basis.

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Upcoming Webinar - Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students

Many forcibly displaced populations residing in the United States face barriers accessing state level benefits and opportunities in their new communities, including equitable access to higher education. This upcoming webinar on Thursday, December 1, 3pmET/12pmET, will share the findings of a new analysis conducted by IRAP and the Refugee Advocacy Lab on access to in-state tuition for refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIVs) holders, humanitarian parolees, asylees, asylum-seekers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders across all 50 states. With an overview of the key take-aways, speakers will explore past challenges and success by states to expand access for forcibly displaced students, as well as opportunities for the future, from legislative options to working directly with higher education institutions.

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Dream Advocacy Toolkit: Messaging And Resources for bipartisan Dream legislation

This Dream advocacy toolkit is for college and university leaders and their campuses to advocate on behalf of Dreamers. Recent court rulings against DACA underscore the urgency for Congress to act before the end of this year to protect DACA recipients and other Dreamers.

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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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Latest Updates from Presidents' Alliance


Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the Presidents' Alliance, along with Refugee Advocacy Lab, World Education Services (WES), and National Association of System Heads (NASH), hosted a webinar, Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students. The webinar shared the finding... Continue Reading

Calling on Congress to Prioritize DACA Recipients and Dreamers and Pass Bipartisan Dream Legislation this Year

The Presidents’ Alliance developed a template letter to Congress, particularly the Senate, for colleges and universities to adapt and send to their Senators or to their state congressional delegations in the wake of the decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The recent developments und... Continue Reading

Webinar – Rapid Response Briefing on the Fifth Circuit Ruling on the Legality of DACA

On Monday, October 10, 2022, the Presidents' Alliance and co-sponsors, TheDream.US,, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Penn State Law, and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA, hosted a "Rapid Response Briefing on the Fifth Circuit Ruling on the Legality of DACA". Spe... Continue Reading

DACA Final Rule: What You Need to Know

On August 24, 2022, the DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an advance copy of a final rule that would codify the DACA 2012 policy into regulation. This fact sheet, created in partnership with Penn State Law's Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and Cornell Law Schoo... Continue Reading

Administrative Agenda for Immigration and Higher Education

Administrative Agenda for Immigration and Higher Education This document represents the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration’s recommended actions for the Biden administration to support undocumented students, international students, refugee students, and other immigrant st... Continue Reading

Beyond DACA: An Updated Checklist for Campuses to Support Undocumented Campus Members

Campus Checklist for Undocumented Students On October 5, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that DACA was illegal. However, since the Biden Administration’s new DACA regulation is to take effect on October 31, 2022, the Fifth Circuit stayed the results of its decision an... Continue Reading