DACA and Dreamers

“Undocumented immigrant students who have attended U.S. high schools are members of our communities deserving of dignity, respect and the opportunity to realize their full human potential. Undocumented immigrant students who are able to pursue their academic and professional dreams contribute to our communities and country and help meet the challenges that lie before us, just as generations of immigrants have done before them.”
– Founding Statement, Presidents’ Alliance

Steering Committee Letter to Senate on Protecting Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data and Statistics as of April 30, 2019

Last month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of April 30, 2019. Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA recipients; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests. Importantly,…

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The Dream and Promise Act and Implications for Higher Education

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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Steering Committee Vote Recommendation on the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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Statement for the Record for Markup of the Dream and Promise Act

On May 22, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a committee marking up the Dream and Promise Act. In support of this hearing, the Presidents’ Alliance submitted its statement for the record, which contains recommendations regarding improvements to the Dream and Promise Act. Read the full statement below. Presidents’…

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USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data and Statistics as of Jan. 31, 2019

Last month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of April 30, 2019. Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA recipients; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests. Importantly,…

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A Successful First National Convening for the Presidents’ Alliance

On April 1, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration held its first national convening in Washington, D.C.   The Convening brought together college and university presidents and chancellors and other campus leadership from over forty institutions along with key partners, policy and legal experts, immigration coalition leaders, and researchers.  At the convening,…

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