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: DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates

Ten years ago this June, the sustained advocacy and courageous storytelling of undocumented students won a transformative victory with the announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The Presidents’ Alliance, TheDream.US, Fwd.US, American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), and Pre-Health Dreamers, are co-hosting a webinar on DACA’s Precarious Future: A Conversation with Legal Experts and Advocates, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. This briefing will discuss DACA’s future as it moves through the Federal Court system.
The briefing will conclude with useful resources and advocacy opportunities around the anniversary of DACA on June 15th
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Presidents' Alliance - 2021 Annual Impact Report

Our 2021 Annual Impact Report showcases Presidents’ Alliance milestones and achievements in the past year. As the only national organization singularly focused on the intersection of higher education and immigration, the Presidents’ Alliance is a critical resource for our 500+ members and many partners on the immigration issues that impact our campuses, communities, and nation.

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Statement Of Support For Students And Scholars Fleeing From Violence And Humanitarian Crises

A Sign-On Opportunity for Institutional and Organizational Leaders. Institutional and Organizational leaders can sign on to a Statement Of Support For Students And Scholars Fleeing From Violence And Humanitarian Crises. The war in Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis have accelerated a call to action by colleges and universities to support refugees and displaced students worldwide. We strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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

Campus Checklist for Undocumented Students We are waiting for a finalized rule from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security codifying DACA, which should be issued by the summer of 2022. DACA is also under considerable threat in the courts, with ongoing legal proceedings regarding the legality... Continue Reading
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Comment Letter: U.S. Department of State: Proposed Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services-Nonimmigrant and Special Visa Fees, RIN 1400-AF33

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration submitted a comment letter in response to the request for public input from the U.S. Department of State: Proposed Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services-Nonimmigrant and Special Visa Fees, RIN 1400-AF33, on proposed adjustment to... Continue Reading
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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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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