Higher Ed Leaders Should Keep Engaging on Immigration

The time is long overdue to finally deliver an accessible road to citizenship for the entire Dreamer population, and higher education leaders and voices are well equipped to play a major role in such advocacy. Moving quickly on Dreamers’ citizenship will benefit all of us and build faith and momentum toward broader modernization of our immigration system and reforms to encompass families, essential workers, farmworkers, those with temporary protected status and other longtime residents in the United States.

A tour through the new Higher Ed Immigration Portal — a one-stop digital resource for state and federal data and resources about DACA, undocumented, international and refugee students — offers a reminder of how much our campuses and country are strengthened through equitable and accessible policies that open the doors of opportunity to these students. The portal will track key state higher education access and affordability policies on in-state tuition and financial aid, driver licenses, and professional and occupational licensure — recognizing that each supports social mobility, innovation and, ultimately, economic competitiveness.

Read the full article from Inside Higher Ed here.