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.

SUCCESS 2024 Convening

Exciting News! Our Supporting Undocumented Students’ College & Career Equity: Strategies for Success (SUCCESS) 2024 Convening will be held at Rice University on Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30, 2024.

The focus of the 2024 SUCCESS convening will be to share and equip campuses with cutting-edge practices and resources that support the educational and career equity outcomes for undocumented students, including non-employment based experiential learning models, pathways to graduate and professional programs, career development for undocumented students, and more!

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Webinar- The Essential Role of Practical Training in U.S. Higher Education and the Innovation Economy

On January 25th, 2024 at 12 PM ET/11 AM CT, the Presidents’ Alliance, Shorelight, and Whiteboard Advisors hosted a webinar on an overview of new survey data and an in-depth conversation about what that data might mean for American institutions – and American employers.

International students play an important role in the US – offering diverse perspectives on campus, creating American jobs, and providing a source of talent to American employers. To shed light on the priorities and preferences of international students, Shorelight commissioned a survey of over 1,200 institutional students, alumni, and prospects. The data offer insights into how international students choose a destination for their studies, and how that equation would change if programs like OPT ceased to exist.

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Webinar - DACA and the 5th Circuit: What’s at Stake and Why Join Our Amicus Brief

The Presidents’ Alliance and TheDream.US are coordinating an amicus brief in support of MALDEF’s appeal in Texas v. United States, the Fifth Circuit case involving the legality of DACA. On Monday, January 22, from 3-4 pm ET/12-1 pm PT, The Presidents’ Alliance and TheDream.US hosted a webinar for a briefing on the case, what is at stake, an outline of the amicus brief, and why institutions and organizations should consider joining. Speakers discussed projections about the future timeline of the case and share communication resources for campuses that join the brief.

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

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Presidents’ Alliance Joins Comment Letter on Better FAFSA for Mixed Status Families

Presidents’ Alliance Joins Comment Letter on Better FAFSA for Mixed Status Families The Presidents’ Alliance joined over 100 partner organizations in support of a comment letter submitted by ImmSchools urging the Department of Education to resolve ongoing issues with the redesigned Free Applic... Continue Reading
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The Impact of the New FAFSA on Mixed Status Immigrant Families

The Impact of the New FAFSA on Mixed Status Immigrant Families The Department of Education released an updated version of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) in December 2023. Since the launch of the new FAFSA, contributors without social security numbers (SSNs) have been unable t... Continue Reading
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SUCCESS 2024 Convening

Exciting News! Our Supporting Undocumented Students' College & Career Equity: Strategies for Success (SUCCESS) 2024 Convening will be held at Rice University on Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30, 2024. The focus of the 2024 SUCCESS convening will be to share and equip campuses wi... Continue Reading
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Webinar Recording and Resources: Private Institutions Tool Launch

On Wednesday, November 1, the Presidents' Alliance along with our partners, TheDream.US and Golden Door Scholars, hosted a webinar to launch our new Private Institutions Tool, which lives on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal. During the webinar, we previewed the new interactive tool that enables s... Continue Reading
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Private Institutions Tool Launch

On Wednesday, November 1st at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT, the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration will host a webinar on the recently launched Private Institution Tool on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal. This tool extends the Portal’s state policy tracking of admission and financial a... Continue Reading
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USCIS Increases Employment Authorization Document Validity to Five Years for Certain Categories: An Explainer

USCIS Increases Employment Authorization Document Validity to Five Years for Certain Categories: An Explainer On September 27, 2023, USCIS issued a policy alert extending the maximum eligibility period for certain Employment Authorization Documents (“EADs”) and clarifying which noncitizens may... Continue Reading