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.

Presidents’ Alliance Comment for the DACA Public Notice and Comment

The Presidents’ Alliance public comment regarding the proposed rule to fortify DACA. This post also includes a guide for colleges and universities to submit a comment and a sample draft comment. The comment period for the proposed rule closed on November 29, 2021.

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The RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students

A campaign to build support for a new college and university refugee sponsorship program, which would provide refugee students expanded pathways to resettle, study, and obtain permanent residence in the U.S. Launched in November 2021, the campaign outlines a path for the U.S. to develop, implement, and sustain a university sponsorship program.

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Launch Event: Recommendations for Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

An event on the launch of the RESPONSE Campaign on U.S. education pathways for refugee students. Reporter Eric Hoover will moderate a conversation with refugee students and speakers to discuss the scope of the global challenge. This event will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. E.T. / 10:00 a.m. P.T.

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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

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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
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Presidents’ Alliance Shares Vote Recommendation in Support of the Build Back Better Act

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration wrote to Democratic House Representatives urging them to vote YES on the Build Back Better Act, also known as the FY 2022 budget reconciliation legislation, especially in light of the legislation’s provisions extending parole protection... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Budget Reconciliation

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration writes to urge the Senate to incorporate the following provisions through the FY 2022 budget reconciliation legislation: (a) incorporate a parole program for undocumented students and immigrants, including, dreamers, DACA recipients, an... Continue Reading
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Including Undocumented Students in Tuition-Free Community College Proposals

Congress is considering a proposed budget reconciliation package that would include tuition-free community college for eligible students without regard to the students’ immigration status. States that receive federal grants under this program would not be able to deny tuition-free community colle... Continue Reading
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Summary of Reconciliation’s Legalization and Higher Ed Provisions

Summary of Reconciliation’s Legalization and Higher Ed Provisions The 117th Congress is currently considering legislation that would modernize our nation’s immigration laws through the creation of a roadmap to citizenship and expansion of access to higher education for the segments of the nati... Continue Reading
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Statement for the Record for House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Hearing re: How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries

On June 23, 2021 the Presidents' Alliance submitted a statement for the record for the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing regarding how outdated U.S. immigration policies push top talent to other countries. Statement for the Record for House Judiciary... Continue Reading