We partnered with Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and TheDream.US to create Higher Education Template Comment for CARES Act Emergency Grant Exclusions, a new template that your institution can utilize to submit a comment in response to the U.S. Department of Education proposed interim final rule excluding DACA recipients and undocumented students from the emergency financial grants under the CARES Act. We encourage your institution to adapt this template and submit a comment by July 17, 2020.
Your comment is critical in building an administrative record for the problematic nature of this rule and supporting ongoing and future litigation. Additionally, to support your drafting, we also share a related toolkit by SEIU, which provides talking points, messaging, and additional sample language. Finally, we also provide a summary of the higher education template that will help navigate the drafting of the comment in case institutions want to begin with a shorter, more streamlined document.
You can find our comment as well as member institutions' comments here.
Last updated July 17, 2020.