Higher Education Comment Guide for Proposed Rule to Fortify DACA

This document is a guide to assist institutions of higher education that wish to comment on the
proposed rule by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security’s (DHS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (USCIS-2021-0006). The
deadline for institutions to submit comments is November 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. We will keep institutions abreast of any developments.

The Presidents’ Alliance created this guide to assist individual colleges and universities in
drafting comments regarding the proposed rule. Below, you will find a framework that your
institution can edit and suggestions on additional institution-specific content that would be
especially valuable to include. Individualized institutional comment letters are
incredibly useful to demonstrate the broad impact of the proposed rule on
institutions of higher education and build an administrative record for future advocacy. Federal law requires that the Department read, review, and consider all comment letters.

Please click here to view the comment guide for the proposed rule to fortify DACA. You can read the text of the proposed rule here.

For more on the proposed rule, see our FAQ: The Proposed DACA Regulation: What You Need to Know.