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.

What’s Next? The Future of DACA in Regards to Litigation, Executive Action, & Legislation

This briefing will share the latest updates on the legal challenge that threatens DACA. Speakers will also discuss how we expect DACA to change under the Biden administration and latest legislative efforts.

Briefing Date: Monday, January 25 at 2 p.m. ET.

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Executive & Administrative Immigration & Higher Education Actions

An outline of higher education and immigration-related executive and administrative actions for the incoming Biden/Harris administration. The ​Presidents’ Alliance calls on the incoming administration to consider these actions within its first 100 days.

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New Report: Immigrant-origin Students in U.S. Higher Education

On Oct. 15, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance released a Presidents’ Alliance-commissioned and Migration Policy Institute-produced report that demonstrates in 2018 more than 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were immigrants or the children of immigrants.

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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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Presidents & Chancellors – Join Us in Supporting Immigrant and International Students.

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Latest Updates from Presidents' Alliance

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Overview of Biden Executive Actions on Immigration Related to Higher Education and Students

President Joe Biden announced executive actions on immigration, many of which will impact immigrant and international students, staff, and faculty in higher education. These actions include a variety of mechanisms, including presidential proclamations, executive orders, and memoranda, that direct... Continue Reading
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Directory of Immigration Recommendations and Developments Under the Biden Administration

This page contains a list of our immigration recommendations and developments under the Biden administration. Recommendations and Proposals Legislative Recommendations Regarding Immigrant Students, Higher Education Access, Federal Financial Aid, and Professional and Occupational Licensure (... Continue Reading
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Legislative Recommendations Regarding Immigrant Students, Higher Education Access, Federal Financial Aid, and Professional and Occupational Licensure

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, immigrant and international students, alumni, faculty, and staff, our campuses, communities... Continue Reading
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President-elect Joe Biden’s Platform and Statements on Higher Education and Immigration

A Biden-Harris administration promises a new direction for many of the immigration issues prioritized by higher education, and higher education associations and institutions largely welcome the incoming administration. President-Elect Joe Biden has promised that his administration will restore DA... Continue Reading
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Executive and Administrative Immigration and Higher Education Actions

This document outlines higher education and immigration-related executive and administrative actions for the incoming Biden/Harris administration. The ​Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration​ calls on the incoming administration to consider these actions within its first 100 day... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance Comment Opposing New Proposed Duration of Status Rules

On October 26, 2020, the Presidents' Alliance of Higher Education and Immigration submitted a comment in opposition to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) new proposed rule eliminating duration of status for international students. Presidents' Alliance Comment Opposing New Propo... Continue Reading