Global: A New Program Would Help Student Refugees

The emergency response has been praised, but a coalition of higher-education and humanitarian-assistance groups hopes to create a more durable solution for refugee students: new college-sponsorship program would help student refugees resettle in the U.S., earn degrees, and ultimately obtain permanent residency.

Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, an organizer of the RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students, said, “If the first time we try to deal with something is in crisis, it’s too late,” and she called for a policy structure set up for these students.

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