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Webinar – International Students and Immigrants in Medicine and Healthcare: Challenges and Barriers

On May 26, 2021, the Presidents' Alliance hosted a webinar, International Students and Immigrants in Medicine and Healthcare: Challenges and Barriers. International students and immigrants in the medical and scientific fields are a highly visible group in the U.S., from the corridors of medical s... Continue Reading
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Action Alert Briefing: Will International Students Return in Fall 2021? A Vital Resource at Risk

On April 7, the Presidents' Alliance and NAFSA co-hosted an action alert briefing, "Will International Students Return in Fall 2021? A Vital Resource at Risk." The briefing discussed how visa processing delays and travel restrictions could significantly impact fall 2021 international student enro... Continue Reading
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Dare to Dream: Dream Act Legislation & Opportunities for Advocacy

This one-hour webinar on Wednesday, March 31, co-hosted by the Presidents’ Alliance and TheDream.US, shared the latest on developments regarding Dream Act-related legislation in Congress. The briefing covered the current status, timeline, and potential movement for bills, including the Senate Dre... Continue Reading
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Carolinas Flourishing: Unlocking the Region’s Economic Potential through Sensible Immigration Solutions.

On March 25, the Presidents' Alliance co-sponsored a virtual immigration summit, Carolinas Flourishing: Unlocking the Region’s Economic Potential through Sensible Immigration Solutions, hosted by the American Business Immigration Coalition. The summit featured business leaders, politicians, and h... Continue Reading
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Intermountain Rising: Unlocking our Region’s Economic Potential Through Bipartisan Immigration Reform

On March 19, the American Business Immigration Coalition — Intermountain Chapter hosted an immigration summit, "Intermountain Rising: Unlocking our Region’s Economic Potential Through Bipartisan Immigration Reform." The Presidents' Alliance co-sponsored the summit along with other partners. The s... Continue Reading
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Texas Prospers: Keeping Our State Competitive and Prosperous through Bipartisan Dream Legislation

On March 16, more than 200 business leaders and CEOs, university presidents, and lawmakers gathered for "Texas Prospers: Keeping Our State Competitive and Prosperous through Bipartisan Dream Legislation." The summit was hosted by the Texas Business Immigration Coalition, American Business Immigra... Continue Reading
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Fulfilling America’s Promise: Briefing with Senator Dick Durbin on Dream Act and Immigration Reform

On February 26, 2021, the American Business Immigration Coalition and United We Dream co-hosted "Fulfilling America's Promise: Briefing with Senator Dick Durbin on Dream Act and Immigration Reform." During the event, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-... Continue Reading
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Florida Thriving: Florida IMPAC Summit for Immigration Reform

On February 25, 2021, the Presidents' Alliance partnered with the American Business Immigration Coalition to sponsor "Florida Thriving: Florida IMPAC Summit for Immigration Reform." The Summit provided the opportunity to hear directly from elected officials, business leaders, Dreamers and Essenti... Continue Reading
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New England Business Immigration Summit

On February 19, 2021, the Presidents' Alliance partnered with the American Business Immigration Coalition to host the New England Business Immigration Summit, featuring Sens. Markey and King and Harvard President Bacow and Colby College President Green. The focus of the summit was to educate, eng... Continue Reading
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Educating for Action: How Your Students and Campus Can Advance Immigrant Justice

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
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BRIEFING: Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access

  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
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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: What’s Next?: The Future of DACA in Regards to Litigation, Executive Action & Legislation

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
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BRIEFING: First and Second Generation Immigrant Students in Higher Education: What Campus Leaders Need to Know — Crucial Stakes for Higher Education and Our Country

This one-hour briefing provided in-depth coverage of a new Presidents’ Alliance-commissioned and Migration Policy Institute-produced report on the number of first and second generation immigrant students in higher education. The report reveals the significant impact of immigration policy on colle... Continue Reading
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Rapid Response Briefing: Proposed Rule to End Duration of Status for International Students and Exchange Visitors

This rapid response briefing addressed the proposed rule to end duration of status for F-1 international students and J exchange visitors and their families. The briefing covered the impact of the proposed rule, why it matters, and what campus leaders can do now. If finalized without change, the ... Continue Reading
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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: Responding to the Administration’s New Efforts to Dismantle DACA

The briefing addressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo, recent court developments, what higher education leaders and campuses need to know, how we can best support undocumented students and DACA recipients, and actions we can take now. The briefing featured leading immigration... Continue Reading
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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: ICE’s SEVP Guidance for International Students and Higher Education

This rapid response briefing addressed the new and disturbing July 6th guidance and forthcoming rule by ICE, which includes preventing international students from continuing their study in the U.S.—and putting them at risk of deportation—if enrolled in all online classes or attending institutions... Continue Reading
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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: June 22 Presidential Proclamation & Its Impacts on Higher Education and Other Sectors

This rapid response briefing addressed the June 22 Presidential Proclamation that continues the suspension of immigrant visas and extends the suspension to include certain international workers and professionals. Who is affected by the Proclamation? What are the impacts on higher education and ot... Continue Reading
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RAPID RESPONSE BRIEFING: Implications of Supreme Court’s Decision on DACA

The Supreme Court has ruled that the administration’s attempt to end DACA in September 2017 is unlawful. The one-hour briefing featured higher education, immigration, legal, and policy experts who addressed the implications of the Supreme Court decision on DACA. It provided an overview and analys... Continue Reading
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BRIEFING: COVID-19 Crisis and the Impact on International Populations in Higher Education and Beyond

This briefing featured immigration legal and policy experts who addressed the issues affecting international populations in higher education and beyond to the workplace due to the COVID-19 crisis. The briefing also featured the perspectives of senior campus leaders in a discussion moderated by on... Continue Reading
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WEBINAR: How to Create Non-Employment Based Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

This in-depth webinar helped college administrators and faculty explore options to create non-employment-based fellowships and other funding options for undocumented students. Speakers addressed support for undocumented students, funding options, research and teaching fellowship structures, inter... Continue Reading
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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Crisis and the Impact on Undocumented/DACA Students and Their Families: What Campus Leaders Need to Know

This one-hour briefing featured immigration, legal, policy, and student support experts who addressed the issues affecting undocumented and DACAmented students and their families, the applicability of COVID-19 legislation and other relief measures to undocumented immigrant populations and DACA re... Continue Reading
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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Briefing: How International & Immigrant Populations in Higher Education are Impacted, What Campuses Leaders Need to Know

This one-hour briefing featured immigration, legal, and policy experts who addressed the legal and regulatory issues impacting international students, scholars and others in higher education, outstanding questions for campuses, and the impact of recent government immigration-related actions in th... Continue Reading
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WEBINAR: Higher Education and Immigration Public Charge: What Colleges Need to Know

Now that the new federal regulation on immigration public charge is taking effect, college and university administrators are scrambling to answer questions from students, faculty and other staff about how the new rule will affect them. This timely, informative webinar will provide a basic overvie... Continue Reading
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WEBINAR: Alternative Income and Career Options for Undocumented Students: How Colleges Can Help

This March 4, 2020 webinar was designed specifically for campus staff and faculty who want to understand and explore the career, income and funding options open to undocumented students and alumni who may not have work authorization. Undocumented people without DACA or TPS can have a career and e... Continue Reading
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WEBINAR: Alternative Income and Career Options for Undocumented Students

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
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Hispanic National Bar Association: DREAMer Initiative

The Hispanic National Bar Association created a toolkit to empower advocates, lawyers, students, and others to expand equal access to financial aid for Dreamers through private, state, and institutional actors. The toolkit provides the resources and tools to: Encourage private scholarships... Continue Reading
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Audio Recording for Presidents’ Alliance Briefing on Dream and Promise Act

On March 14, 2019, the Presidents' Alliance held a telephonic briefing for members to provide an overview, analysis, and next steps regarding H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. The briefing included partners from FWD.us and a Deferred Enforced Departure recipient and PhD student, Yatta Ki... Continue Reading
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Learning Circle – Helping Undocumented Students Pay for College: Learning from Higher Ed Innovators

Income Sharing Agreements: An emerging model to help DREAMers pay for their education and build a sustainable funding model A presentation by Kevin James, President of Better Future Forward, on the use of Income Sharing Agreements to help undocumented students pay for college A discussi... Continue Reading
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Learning Circle – Helping Undocumented Students Pay for College: Learning from Higher Ed Innovators

Income Sharing Agreements: An emerging model to help DREAMers pay for their education and build a sustainable funding model A presentation by Kevin James, President of Better Future Forward, on the use of Income Sharing Agreements to help undocumented students pay for college A discussi... Continue Reading
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Supporting Undocumented Students via Resource Centers: What Institutions can Learn from New Research and Best Practices

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, and the UndocuScholars Project at UCLA co-sponsored this webinar presenting the findings of two new studies: “In Their Own Words, Higher Education, DACA & TPS: Results from a National Survey of TheDream.US Scholars;” a... Continue Reading