Groups Seek Bigger Role for Higher Ed in Supporting Refugees

Fifty-one different organizations and higher education institutions sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran Tuesday asking them to incorporate college and university-based sponsorship programs in their plans for expanding the capacity of the United States Refugee Admissions Program.

The letter on higher education, which was organized by the Niskanen Center, Every Campus a Refuge and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, calls on the agencies to explore programs through which colleges directly sponsor refugee students continuing their educations, as well as programs in which they partner with local resettlement agencies to sponsor refugee families on or near a campus.

Read the full article from Inside Higher Ed here.