On Wednesday, November 1, the Presidents' Alliance along with our partners, TheDream.US and Golden Door Scholars, hosted a webinar to launch our new Private Institutions Tool, which lives on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal. During the webinar, we previewed the new interactive tool that enables s...Continue Reading
Pathways to Protection for DACA Recipients: Unlocking Advance Parole
On November 8, 2023, the Presidents' Alliance partnered with FWD.us and TheDream.us to learn more about Advance Parole (AP) – what it is, how it works, the ways in which AP may unlock pathways to more permanent protections fo...Continue Reading
On Wednesday, November 1st at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT, the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration will host a webinar on the recently launched Private Institution Tool on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal. This tool extends the Portal’s state policy tracking of admission and financial a...Continue Reading
5 Things Colleges and Universities can do in the Wake of the Fifth Circuit’s Decision on DACA
In partnership with Informed Immigrant and FWD.us, the Presidents' Alliance provided this list of ways that higher education institutions can support current DACA recipients and undocumented stude...Continue Reading
Leveraging Advance Parole to Support DACA Recipients as DACA is Under Threat
This resource provides a background and guidelines on how higher education institutions can expand opportunities for DACA recipients through advanced parole.
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On January 5, 2023, the Biden administration announced a suite of policy changes for Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans seeking to enter the United States due to conditions in their home country—modeled after a similar program for Venezuela, which has been open since October 18, 2022. The U.S. gov...Continue Reading
This page contains a list of all of the Presidents' Alliance's materials, including resources, advocacy tools, and best practices, to help institutions of higher education to support students of a refugee background.
Student Outreach & Recruitment
Offering Scholarships for Refugee Studen...Continue Reading
Campus Checklists for Undocumented Students
On October 5, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that DACA was illegal. However, since the Biden Administration’s new DACA regulation is to take effect on October 31, 2022, the Fifth Circuit stayed the results of its decision a...Continue Reading
This page contains an overview of all of our Reconciliation-related materials. We will continue to add resources as the reconciliation process evolves.
Policy Brief, Access to Higher Education for DACA, TPS, and DED Students in the Build Back Better Act of 2021, December 10, 2021 ...Continue Reading
The purpose of this document is to provide campuses and their legal counsel with information on developing nonemployment-based, funded experiential opportunities for undocumented students. This document sets forth legal considerations pertinent to experiential and funding opportunities that insti...Continue Reading
This page contains an overview of all of our Afghanistan-related materials. Due to the ongoing nature of this humanitarian crisis, we expect that our directory of resources will continue to grow.
Press Release Applauding Designation of TPS for Afghanistan
Congressional Policy Br...Continue Reading
This one-hour webinar, Educating for Action: How Your Students and Campus Can Advance Immigrant Justice, presented concrete steps campuses can take to support immigrants and asylum seekers. With 1.2 million pending cases in immigration courts, there is a national shortage of advocates prepared to...Continue Reading
Earlier this month, the Presidents' Alliance co-hosted a convening with the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Rutgers Global on Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access. Participants discusse...Continue Reading
The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and TheDream.US hosted a briefing for members, partners, and advocates to provide information on the future of DACA. The briefing shared the latest updates on President Biden's executive actions and legislative proposal relating to DACA...Continue Reading
This page contains an overview of some of the key recommendations, proposals, and developments that occurred or were transmitted during the the first 100 days of President Joe Biden's administration.
Recommendations and Proposals
Comment in Response to USCIS’ Request for Information on Barr...Continue Reading
The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, in partnership with Research for Action, published a fact sheet, Postsecondary Education and Undocumented Students, that examines how College Promise programs can help advance affordability, access, and success for undocumented student...Continue Reading
The following resource provides an overview of in-state tuition, state financial aid, and other funding policies and opportunities at both public and private institutions for undocumented graduate and undergraduate students. This resource provides actions public and private colleges and universit...Continue Reading
This resource provides guidelines and suggestions for higher education institutions who wish to establish and implement funding and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate undocumented students. The guide compares admissions and funding opportunities for undoc...Continue Reading
This page contains a list of all of the Presidents' Alliance's materials, including resources, advocacy tools, and best practices, to help institutions of higher education to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, undocumented students, and other Dreamers.
Campus Resou...Continue Reading
The purpose of this set of FAQs is to address questions that arose with regard to the obligations of institutions in the case of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids (known as “enforcement operations”) or site visits, and how campuses can protect members of the campus community.
On December 4, 2020, a federal district court ruled in Batalla v. Trump that the Trump administration must restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to its original terms. The court’s decision rescinds the most recent memorandum that severely limited and undermined DACA, effectively r...Continue Reading
This recorded webinar is geared for students and alumni who may not have DACA or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and for those who do hold these statuses but worry that it might end. No matter what comes, there are options! On campus, you may be eligible for research, learning or teaching fellow...Continue Reading
In the summer of 2019, a coalition of education and immigration organizations in Michigan released an updated guide for undocumented students seeking to attend college. Since summer 2018, the group has hosted two large meetings to discuss advancing resources and centralizing support services and ...Continue Reading
This FAQ details the process of establishing fellowships and grants available to all students, regardless of immigration status, at higher education institutions.
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This FAQ provides an overview of differences in enrollment procedure for "international students" and undocumented students, and ways for administrators to be sensitive to undocumented student's needs.
FAQs on Higher Education Access and Undocumented StudentsContinue Reading
This FAQ provides information on Employment Authorization Documents and I-9s that enable non-citizen students, including those with DACA and F1 visas, to work.
FAQs on Employment AuthorizationContinue Reading