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Briefing – University Sponsorship of Refugee Students: Initiative on Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

https://youtu.be/hhfVZMOA7TY On December 2, the Presidents’ Alliance and its partners in the Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students held a briefing to discuss our newly released report and recommendations on university sponsorship of refugee students. Since an inaugural str... Continue Reading
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Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students: New Report and RESPONSE Campaign

We are proud to announce the release of a new report outlining recommendations for the U.S. to develop, implement, and sustain a university sponsorship program for refugee students and the launch of The RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students. You can find the... Continue Reading
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Managing Expectations: Supporting Afghan Scholars, Students, and Families

Managing Expectations: Supporting Afghan Scholars, Students, and Families Contributed by Dan Berger, member of the Presidents' Alliance Legal Advisory Council. Dan Berger is a partner with Curran, Berger, and Kludt Immigration Law. One of the hardest parts of immigration advising for Afghan cl... Continue Reading
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Directory of Afghanistan Advocacy and Resources

This page contains an overview of all of our Afghanistan-related materials. Due to the ongoing nature of this humanitarian crisis, we expect that our directory of resources will continue to grow. Advocacy Letter Urging Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas to Protect Afghan Students, Scholars, R... Continue Reading
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Higher Ed Afghan Response and Advocacy: Action & Information Briefing

On September 9, 2021, the Presidents' Alliance held a briefing, Higher Ed Afghan Response and Advocacy: Action & Information Briefing. This briefing shared with campuses what is happening on the ground for Afghan refugees coming to the US, what is needed, and how campuses can engage. Refug... Continue Reading
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Fact Sheet: Higher Ed Afghan Response and Advocacy

This fact sheet summarizes opportunities for universities and colleges to assist Afghan students and scholars during this ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Continue Reading
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Legal Pathways and Resources for Afghan Students and Scholars

A summary of legal pathways and resources for Afghan students and scholars. This document was prepared in partnership with PennState Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and Curran, Berger, and Kludt Immigration Law. Continue Reading
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Template Letter for Institutions of Higher Education to Administration in Support of Afghan Students, Scholars, and Researchers DOS/DHS

The Presidents’ Alliance developed this template letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in support of Afghan students, scholars, and researchers in light of the ongoing instability in Afghanistan. The administration, across administrative a... Continue Reading
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Letter Urging Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas to Protect Afghan Students, Scholars, Researchers, and their Families

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration writes to urge action to protect Afghan students, scholars, researchers, and their families seeking to come to the U.S., and those here in U.S. higher education institutions. Doing so will provide much-needed and well-deserved protectio... Continue Reading
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Webinar – Refugee Students on U.S. College Campuses: Resources for Campuses and Advocates

On June 23, 2021, the Presidents' Alliance and UARRM's Student Voices for Refugees hosted a webinar, Refugee Students on U.S. College Campuses: Resources for Campuses and Advocates. The webinar covered short-term solutions to address the barriers refugee students face to entering higher educatio... Continue Reading
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May 17 Launch Meeting: 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
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Letter from Coalition of Organizations to Secretary of State and HHS on University Sponsorship of Refugees

Letter from Coalition of Organizations to Secretary of State and HHS on University Sponsorship of Refugees March 9, 2021 The Honorable Antony Blinken U.S. Department of State Office of the Secretary Room 7226 Harry S. Truman Building 2201 C. Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20520 Th... Continue Reading