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BRIEFING: First and Second Generation Immigrant Students in Higher Education: What Campus Leaders Need to Know — Crucial Stakes for Higher Education and Our Country

This one-hour briefing provided in-depth coverage of a new Presidents’ Alliance-commissioned and Migration Policy Institute-produced report on the number of first and second generation immigrant students in higher education. The report reveals the significant impact of immigration policy on colle... Continue Reading
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Promise Programs: An Avenue to Expand College Affordability, Access, and Success for Undocumented Students

The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, in partnership with Research for Action, published a fact sheet, Postsecondary Education and Undocumented Students, that examines how College Promise programs can help advance affordability, access, and success for undocumented student... Continue Reading
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Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education

The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration commissioned a Migration Policy Institute-produced report, Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education, demonstrating that in 2018 more than 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were... Continue Reading
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New Report: New Administration Policy Will Reduce Number of DACA Recipients Through Higher Cost, Delays, and Denials

On September 29, 2020, the Presidents' Alliance and TheDream.US released a new report, Discouraging and Denying Renewals: An Assessment on the Impact of the July 2020 DHS Memorandum on DACA, which surveyed close to 1,800 DACA recipients to assess the impact of the U.S. Department of Homeland Secu... Continue Reading
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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
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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
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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
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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: Responding to the Administration’s New Efforts to Dismantle DACA

The briefing addressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo, recent court developments, what higher education leaders and campuses need to know, how we can best support undocumented students and DACA recipients, and actions we can take now. The briefing featured leading immigration... Continue Reading
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Toolkit for Higher Ed Institutions to Respond to DACA Rescission 2.0

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration prepared this toolkit to support colleges and universities in their response to the administration’s attempt to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for a second time. This toolkit contains sample press statements, qu... Continue Reading
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Talking Points: Trump Administration Limits DACA Protections

The Presidents’ Alliance developed the following talking points in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum issued on July 28, 2020 to limit DACA protections. The talking points note the importance of DACA and that Congress must pass a permanent, legislative solution ... Continue Reading
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Statement for the Record for Hearing on Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

On July 29, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a Hearing on Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. In support of this hearing, the Presidents' Alliance submitted its statement for the record. Read the full statement below. P... Continue Reading
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Template State Delegation Letter for Higher Ed Institutions to Support DACA Recipients

The Presidents’ Alliance developed this template state delegation letter for institutions of higher education to adapt and send to congressional delegations in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in response to the administration’s July 28, 2020, attempt to dismant... Continue Reading