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
The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and NP Strategy Group present new polling on higher education and immigration that shows support for COVID-19 relief measures for immigrant workers and students.
Review the findings here.Continue Reading
On August 7, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration sent a letter to Port Director LaFonda Sutton-Burke to express our concern regarding U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) inspection process for new and returning international students through the Los Angeles I...Continue Reading
Recommended Changes to Updated July 15, 2020 FAQs to Stakeholders Regarding Impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-Certified Schools and F and M Students
The Honorable Chad WolfActing SecretaryU.S. Department of Homeland SecurityWashington, D.C. 20528 Matthew T. AlbenceDeputy Director and Senior OfficialP...Continue Reading
In collaboration with several members of our Federal Policy Advisory Table and Legal Advisory Council, the Presidents’ Alliance developed this template letter for institutions of higher education to adapt and send to congressional delegations. The template covers the recent July 6, 2020 ICE SEVP ...Continue Reading
This rapid response briefing addressed the new and disturbing July 6th guidance and forthcoming rule by ICE, which includes preventing international students from continuing their study in the U.S.—and putting them at risk of deportation—if enrolled in all online classes or attending institutions...Continue Reading
We partnered with Professor Tom K. Wong to author this policy brief, International Students Affected by ICE COVID-19 Guidance for Fall 2020, estimating how many international students could potentially be affected by ICE's July 6, 2020 guidance for online enrollments. On July 6, 2020, in spite of...Continue Reading
The below representing talking points for higher ed institutions in response to the guidance released by the administration on international students. On July 6, 2020, in spite of a rebounding COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued guidance indicating that it wou...Continue Reading
The Presidents' Alliance Steering Committee transmitted the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package.
Presidents' Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Un...Continue Reading
The Presidents' Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a follow-up letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State (DOS) containing recommendations regarding visa processing and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Presidents' Alliance Follow-up Letter to DHS...Continue Reading
Below, please find a resource, providing a resource by Dan Berger and Stephen-Yale Loehr outlining the key immigration issues affecting DACA recipients, international students, and other immigrant students.
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The Presidents' Alliance transmitted a letter to the White House in support of Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT.
Presidents' Alliance Letter to White House in Support of OPT and STEM OPT
June 4, 2020
Donald J. TrumpPresident of the United StatesThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Av...Continue Reading