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
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
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
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.
Letter Urging Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas to Protect Afghan Students, Scholars, R...Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harry S. Truman Building
2201 C. Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20520