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Book Launch and Conversation: Amplifying Black Undocumented Student Voices in Higher Education

On April 25th at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, join the Presidents’ Alliance as we celebrate the launch of Amplifying Black Undocumented Voices in Higher Education! Continue Reading
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Fostering Inclusion for Black Immigrant Students at HBCUs

On March 21st, 2024 at 2:30 pm ET/11:30 am PT, the Presidents’ Alliance and CLASP hosted the Belonging at HBCUs for Black Immigrant Students webinar. The webinar featured the new report, Fostering Inclusion for Black Immigrant Students at HBCUs, which discusses the role HBCUs play in providing higher education opportunities for Black immigrant students, including undocumented Black students, and ensuring the viability and sustainability of HBCUs serving Black immigrant students. Continue Reading
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Do you know who your refugee students are? Mapping and understanding displaced students on U.S. campuses

On November 30th from 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, the Presidents’ Alliance and Duolingo English Test hosted a webinar on the release of a new groundbreaking report on refugee students in U.S. higher education. Despite the increasing number of refugee students, both globally and in the U.S., there is a significant lack of data concerning their pathways to higher education. To effectively understand the presence of refugee students on college campuses and support their educational success, we must bridge these... Continue Reading
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Webinar Recording and Resource – Achieving Inclusive Excellence: Immigrant-Origin Students Are Key to the Future of U.S. Higher Education

  On Wednesday, August 2, 2023, the Presidents’ Alliance hosted a one-hour webinar on “Achieving Inclusive Excellence: Immigrant-Origin Students Are Key to the Future of U.S. Higher Education.” The Presidents’ Alliance, in partnership with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the American Immigration Council (AIC), released new estimates and enrollment data of immigrant-origin students, including undocumented students, in higher education. The state and national pages on the Higher Ed Immigration Portal have also been updated with the... Continue Reading
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Investing in the Future: Higher Ed Should Give Greater Focus to Growing Immigrant-Origin Student Population

Immigrant-origin students account for 80 percent of the overall increase in U.S. higher education enrollment in the past two decades. Enrollment growth among immigrant-origin students vastly outpaced that of students from U.S.-born families, with a 94 percent rise compared to 6 percent respectively between 2000 and 2021. Continue Reading
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Webinar Recording and Resources: The Interview of A Lifetime: An analysis of Visa Denials and International student flows to the U.S.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, the Presidents’ Alliance hosted a one-hour webinar on “The Interview of A Lifetime: An analysis of Visa Denials and International student flows to the U.S.“. Presidents’ Alliance and Shorelight, released a new research report on the visa denial trends for prospective international students. This new research report sheds light on the visa denial trends for prospective international students, particularly focusing on students from the Global South, with a special emphasis on the African continent. The report... Continue Reading
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Undocumented Students in Higher Education (Updated March 2021)

How Many Undocumented Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration partnered with New American Economy to release an updated analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated March 2021). The new estimates show there are more than 427,000 undocumented students enrolled in postsecondary education, representing about two percent of... Continue Reading
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Rethinking Tuition for Undocumented Students Through Interstate Tuition Agreements (ITAs): A Way Forward?

Substantial hurdles remain for undocumented students to access and graduate from higher education institutions. These hurdles include being barred from enrolling in public institutions in three states (Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina) and facing restrictions on accessing in-state tuition in five more states (Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin). As a result, it is important to identify additional pathways for undocumented students to access higher education opportunities. One route could be through inter-state tuition agreements (ITAs), which offer students,... Continue Reading
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Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration commissioned a Migration Policy Institute-produced report, Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education, demonstrating that in 2018 more than 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were immigrants or the children of immigrants. The report’s findings reveal the growing proportion of first and second generation immigrant students in postsecondary education, the diversity of these students, and their importance for future U.S. labor growth. The report’s findings also show... Continue Reading
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New Report: New Administration Policy Will Reduce Number of DACA Recipients Through Higher Cost, Delays, and Denials

On September 29, 2020, the Presidents’ Alliance and TheDream.US released a new report, Discouraging and Denying Renewals: An Assessment on the Impact of the July 2020 DHS Memorandum on DACA, which surveyed close to 1,800 DACA recipients to assess the impact of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new DACA policies. You can read the full report here, our press release here, and supplemental narratives here. Key takeaways from the report include: The majority of survey respondents (62 percent) said that the... Continue Reading
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Immigration and Education – NP Omnibus Results for August 2020

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and NP Strategy Group present new polling on higher education and immigration that shows support for COVID-19 relief measures for immigrant workers and students. Review the findings here. Continue Reading
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Policy Brief: Ending DACA Would Limit Access to Higher Education in Ten States

This policy brief examines the impact of ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on access to higher education in ten states. The brief notes that ending DACA would potentially block thousands of current DACA recipients and DACA-eligible individuals from either enrolling in public institutions or being eligible for in-state tuition in the ten states. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18, 2020 to maintain DACA in place. However, the Supreme Court’s decision does not preclude the Trump administration... Continue Reading
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Report: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They?

On April 16, 2020, we partnered with New American Economy to release the first full analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States. Continue Reading
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Higher Education and the Census Projections—How the Future of Colleges and Universities Is Tied to Immigration Policy and Flows

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Expanding Eligibility for Professional and Occupational Licensing for Immigrants

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Migration Policy Institute Fact Sheet on Number of Dreamers Graduating from High School

  On April 24, 2019, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released a new fact sheet: How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Graduate from U.S. High Schools Annually? The research was commissioned by the Presidents’ Alliance. Fact Sheet on Immigrants Graduating from High School Continue Reading