New Data Resource Equips Policymakers, Higher Ed to Support Immigrant Students

The President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration has launched a new portal compiling federal and state data on the students they aim to serve, as well as policy positions and best practices.

Miriam Feldblum – executive director and co-founded of the President’s Alliance – said the data vary state to state, as some collect more comprehensive information than others.

“One of the questions we hear,” said Feldblum, “is ‘Well, how many students are impacted by this legislation? How does it impact students in my state? What are the obstacles or practices that can help students?'”

She said she hopes in addition to policymaking, educators and administrators can use the data to reflect on ways they can support their own undocumented or international students at the campus level.

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