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Stealth Rescission: An Analysis 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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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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Letter on International Student Entry Eligibility Requirements to CBP Port Director

International Student Entry Eligibility Requirements Per SEVP’s Updated March 6, 2020 Guidance for Fall 2020 Semester Dear Port Director Sutton-Burke: We write this letter to express our concern regarding U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) inspection process for new and returnin... 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. Presi... 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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Letter on Recommended Changes to Updated July 15, 2020 FAQs to Stakeholders Regarding Impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-Certified Schools and F and M Students

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 Wolf Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 Matthew T. Albence Deputy Director and Senior Officia... Continue Reading
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Presidents’ Alliance and Member Comments on CARES Act Financial Grants

On July 13, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) submitted a comment in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) interim final rule Eligibility of Students at Instit... Continue Reading
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Talking Points for Higher Ed Institutions on ICE SEVP Guidance

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
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Policy Brief – International Students Affected by ICE COVID-19 Guidance for Fall 2020

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
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Higher Education Template Comment for CARES Act Emergency Grant Exclusions

We partnered with Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and TheDream.US to create Higher Education Template Comment for CARES Act Emergency Grant Exclusions, a new template that your institution can utilize to submit a comment in response to the U.S. Department of Education propose... Continue Reading
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Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid & Other Funding for Undocumented Students

The following resource provides an overview of in-state tuition, state financial aid, and other funding policies and opportunities at both public and private institutions for undocumented graduate and undergraduate students. This resource provides actions public and private colleges and universit... Continue Reading
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Policy Brief: Ending DACA Would Limit Access to Higher Education in Ten States

This policy brief examines the impact of ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on access to higher education in ten states. The brief notes that ending DACA would potentially block thousands of current DACA recipients and DACA-eligible individuals from either enrolling in public in... Continue Reading