New Higher Ed Immigration Portal Launches: One-Stop Digital Resource for Federal and State Data, Policy Resources, and Best Practices

Link to portal can be found here

March 3, 2021
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Washington, DC–Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education along with a growing coalition of partners launched the Higher Ed Immigration Portal, a one-stop digital resource with easily navigable state and federal data and information about DACA, undocumented, other immigrant, international, and refugee students and related policies and best practices. Visit at:

The Portal, which brings together existing resources and tools that were previously only embedded within different organizations and websites, will provide a comprehensive set of tools and information to inform immigration policies and expand access to higher education, degree completion, and postgraduate career success. A team of immigration and higher ed experts will keep the Portal updated, to ensure it reflects the most up-to-date information on policies and student data, research, and effective practices. 

Among its features, the new Higher Ed Immigration Portal includes:

  • Immigrant and International Student Data 
  • Analysis of 50 State Policies on In-State Tuition, State Financial Aid, Professional Licensure, and Driver Licenses
  • Interactive U.S. Map and Data Tools
  • Leading Policy Research
  • Effective Practices for Colleges & Universities
  • Student Narratives and Strategic Messaging

“Nearly one of every three students in higher education is a first or second-generation immigrant or international student, making it essential that up-to-date and comprehensive data, policies, and best practices are widely available to higher education leaders, policymakers, students, and other stakeholders,” said Miriam Feldblum, Executive Director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. “We thank our partners, contributors, and supporters for helping us build the new Higher Ed Immigration Portal and create a tool to make advocacy and best practices more cohesive and effective and, ultimately, expand these students’ access and success in higher education.”

“Expanding college access and affordability for immigrant youth is a priority for forward thinking leaders and institutions,” said Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications and Development for TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth. “The Higher Ed Immigration Portal is not only an essential new resource to track related federal and state policies, but also a valuable source of best practices to support these students and enrich campuses and communities in the process.”

Check out the new Higher Ed Immigration Portal at: 

###The non-partisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, our students, campuses, communities and nation. We work to advance just immigration policies and practices at the federal, state, and campus level that are consistent with our heritage as a ‘nation of immigrants’ and the academic values of equity and openness. The Alliance is composed of over 500 presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.