How Biden’s immigration plan would affect colleges

The eight-year pathway to citizenship, meanwhile, benefits students who aren’t covered by DACA, said Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Of the roughly 450,000 unauthorized students attending a college or university in the U.S., only about half are eligible for or participating in DACA, according to a report last year.

“It’s important from the perspective of higher education that the pathway to certainty, to stability, to a future doesn’t stop with DACA recipients but encompasses the broader undocumented student population,” Feldblum said.

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