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.

Higher Ed Immigration Portal

A new digital platform 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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Directory of Immigration Recommendations & Developments Under the Biden Administration

This directory contains a list of higher education and immigration-related recommendations and developments under the Biden administration, including on DACA and undocumented students, international students, and refugee students.

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New Briefing: Refugee Students on U.S. College Campuses: Resources for Campuses and Advocates

This webinar will cover short-term solutions to address barriers refugee students face to entering higher education, as well as long-term goals for increasing refugee student access to U.S. higher education.

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Annual Impact Report – 2020

In February 2021, the Presidents’ Alliance released its 2020 Annual Impact Report. Learn more and download the new report here.

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Latest Updates from Presidents' Alliance


How International Students Contribute to our Campuses, Communities, and Country

The exchange of people and ideas is necessary to ensure we have the expertise needed to fight the next global threat or pandemic, and international students are vital contributors to our knowledge and innovation agenda. Our graduate science programs, in particular, are dependent on the presence o... Continue Reading

Higher Education Components of Key Immigration Legislation Impacting Undocumented Students

The Presidents' Alliance compiled this resource, which explores the higher education components of recent and ongoing immigration legislative efforts. Congress is considering a wide variety of pieces of legislation, and each of them address different higher education priorities. This chart provid... Continue Reading

Presidents’ Alliance Letter Supporting the Nomination of Ur Jaddou for USCIS Director

Presidents' Alliance Letter Supporting the Nomination of Ur Jaddou for USCIS Director May 26, 2021 Dear Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, and Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: On behalf of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, we write to express ... Continue Reading

Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

On May 17, 2021, the Presidents' Alliance, along with other partners, hosted an inaugural strategy meeting on how to significantly increase refugee student access and entry into the U.S. to pursue higher education. The meeting marked the launch of an initiative to mobilize higher education leader... Continue Reading

Statement for the Record for House Judiciary Hearing on Barriers to Immigration Benefits

On April 28, 2021, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing entitled, “Why Don’t They Just Get in Line?”: Barriers to Legal Immigration. In support of this hearing, the Presidents’ Alliance submitted its statement for the record, highlighting the barriers undocumented,... Continue Reading

Presidents’ Alliance Coalition of 500+ Presidents Urge Passage of U.S. Citizenship Act

Presidents' Alliance Coalition of 500+ Presidents Urge Passage of U.S. Citizenship Act Transmitted electronically United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Member of Congress: On behalf of the Presidents’ Alliance o... Continue Reading