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.

Rapid Response Briefing

A rapid response briefing addressing how to respond to the Administration’s new efforts to dismantle DACA, recent court developments, what higher education leaders and campuses need to know, how to best support undocumented students and DACA recipients, and actions we can take now.

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Rapid Response Briefing

This rapid response briefing addressed the new and disturbing July 6th guidance and forthcoming rule by ICE, which includes preventing international students from continuing their study in the U.S.—and putting them at risk of deportation—if enrolled in all online classes or attending institutions that continue with all online classes for Fall 2020.

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Undocumented Students Report

On April 16, 2020, we partnered with New American Economy to release the first full analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They?

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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


Congress must include immigrant workers and students in next round of COVID relief

Thousands of work authorized immigrants are risking their health as essential workers to keep our country running during a pandemic, so why has federal coronavirus relief written off immigrant workers and students? With the start of school well underway on campuses and in communities, it is incum... Continue Reading

Immigration and Education – NP Omnibus Results for August 2020

The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and NP Strategy Group present new polling on higher education and immigration that shows support for COVID-19 relief measures for immigrant workers and students. Review the findings here. Continue Reading

Letters to Congressional Leadership on Extension of Employment Authorization in Fourth COVID-19 Legislative Package

On August 13, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration sent letters to Senate and House leadership to ask for extensions of employment authorization for work-authorized immigrants in the next COVID-19 relief package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter to Senate Leadership on... Continue Reading

Stealth Rescission: An Analysis of the Impact of the Secretary’s July 2020 Memorandum on DACA

On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum detailing several significant changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This memorandum reduced renewals to one-year, expressly prohibited the adjudication of initial requests and advance paro... Continue Reading

Presidents’ Alliance and Member Comments on CARES Act Financial Grants

On July 13, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) submitted a comment in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) interim final rule Eligibility of Students at Instit... Continue Reading

Template for Institutions to Submit Comment for Emergency Financial Grant Rule

We partnered with Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and TheDream.US to create Higher Education Template Comment for CARES Act Emergency Grant Exclusions, a new template that your institution can utilize to submit a comment in response to the U.S. Department of Education propose... Continue Reading