Advocacy

Expanding Eligibility for Professional and Occupational Licensing for Immigrants

In September of 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration; FWD.us, Niskanen Center, TheDream.US, and United We Dream released a groundbreaking report that urges Congress and state legislatures to expand access to professional, business, and commercial licenses (also known as “occupational licenses”) to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and all other immigrants with the ability to lawfully work.

Higher Ed Immigration Policy Guide Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 edition of the Alliance and FWD.us's Higher Education Immigration Policy and Action Guide. The guide contains current and upcoming immigration policies impacting the higher ed community and actions for colleges and universities to consider taking to support immigrant and international students, faculty, and staff.

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Higher Ed Template for Submitting Public Comments on the Proposed "Public Charge" Rule

A higher education focused template was developed by the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, in collaboration with the Center for Law and Social Policy and with input from the National Skills Coalition. Institutions and individuals can utilize the template as a basis for submitting their own comments.

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Talking Points on The Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6

Talking points on the Dream and Promise Act, including messaging explaining who would be able to obtain relief under the bill, economic benefits, and the importance of in-state tuition. These talking points are part of the Alliance's toolkit on the Dream and Promise Act.

Talking Points on Dream and Promise Act