The Presidents’ Alliance Testimony for Dream Deferred: The Urgent Need to Protect Immigrant Youth

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the urgent need to protect Dreamers. This hearing presents an opportunity to highlight the critical role Dreamers play in fueling economic growth, meeting workforce demands, and nurturing talent development across various sectors.

The three Co-Chairs of the Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee and the Alliance’s Executive Director submitted testimony for the record on behalf of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration on behalf of the Alliance.

The Steering Committee Co-Chairs are:

  • Louis Caldera, Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Fmr. President, University of New Mexico
  • Nancy Cantor, Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
  • Raj Echambadi, Co-Chair, Steering Committee, President, Illinois Institute of Technology