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

Higher Education Template Comment for CARES Act Emergency Grant Exclusions

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…

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Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid & Other Funding for Undocumented Students

The following resource provides an overview of in-state tuition, state financial aid, and other funding policies and opportunities at both public and private institutions for undocumented graduate and undergraduate students. This resource provides actions public and private colleges and universities can take to expand and grow higher education access and funding for undocumented students, especially if Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is ended by the Trump administration…

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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.…

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Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students

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…

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Talking Points: Supreme Court Decision on DACA

The Presidents’ Alliance developed the following talking points in response to the Supreme Court decision on June 18, 2020 that held the rescission of DACA by the administration was unlawful. The talking points note that the Supreme Court decision will have a positive impact on DACA recipients, our communities, and our nation. Talking Points: Supreme…

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Quick Guide to Immigration Issues on Campus – 2020

Below, please find a resource, providing a resource by Dan Berger and Stephen-Yale Loehr outlining the key immigration issues affecting DACA recipients, international students, and other immigrant students. Quick Guide to Immigration Issues on Campus – 2020 Last updated June 15, 2020.

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Higher Education Guide to Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

This resource provides guidelines and suggestions for higher education institutions who wish to establish and implement funding and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate undocumented students. The guide compares admissions and funding opportunities for undocumented students and DACA recipients, provides an overview of funding and financial aid options, and describes non-employee-based student funding opportunities. Higher Education…

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Directory of Presidents’ Alliance Documents to Support Higher Ed Institutions Prepare for SCOTUS DACA Decision

This page contains a list of all of the Presidents’ Alliance’s materials, including resources, advocacy tools, and best practices, to help higher ed institutions prepare for a Supreme Court decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Campus Communications and Advocacy Talking Points: Supreme Court Decision on DACA (June 18, 2020) Higher Ed Toolkit to…

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Higher Ed Toolkit to Prepare for the Supreme Court’s Decision on DACA

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: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? The new estimates show there are more than…

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