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 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 Higher Ed Toolkit to Prepare for the Supreme Court’s Decision on DACA (April 2020)…

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

Below, please find a resource, providing an overview on in-state tuition, financial aid, and other funding policies and opportunities at both public and private institutions. The FAQ 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) goes away. Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid & Other…

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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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USCIS Releases DACA Data and Statistics as of March 31, 2020

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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Letter to DHS and DOS on Supporting DACA Recipients and International Students in Light of COVID-19

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State (DOS) containing recommendations to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and international students. Presidents’ Alliance Letter to DHS and DOS on COVID-19 Recommendations   March 25, 2020 Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary…

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USCIS Releases DACA Data and Statistics as of December 31, 2019

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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