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

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

Earlier this month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of January 31, 2019: Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA reciepts; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests.…

Read More

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,…

Read More

VIDEO: College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series #2: Eastern Connecticut State University

The College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series features college presidents who have worked with their students, staff, and faculty to build effective best practices for undocumented students on their college campuses. This series aims to build a culture across the higher education sector around the importance of creating and building best practices for undocumented students.…

Read More

Audio Recording for Presidents’ Alliance Briefing on Dream and Promise Act

On March 14, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance held a telephonic briefing for members to provide an overview, analysis, and next steps regarding H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. The briefing included partners from FWD.us and a Deferred Enforced Departure recipient and PhD student, Yatta Kiazolu. The briefing also contained presentations from Presidents’ Alliance…

Read More

Presidents’ Alliance Commends Rep. Roybal-Allard’s Introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado, jose@masadc.com     Presidents’ Alliance Commends Rep. Roybal-Allard’s Introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 Bill Would Establish Roadmap to Citizenship for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status Holders   Washington, D.C. – The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (“Alliance”) commends the introduction…

Read More

Learning Circle – Helping Undocumented Students Pay for College: Learning from Higher Ed Innovators

Income Sharing Agreements: An emerging model to help DREAMers pay for their education and build a sustainable funding model A presentation by Kevin James, President of Better Future Forward, on the use of Income Sharing Agreements to help undocumented students pay for college A discussion with Matthew Gianneschi, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Mountain College, and…

Read More

Statement for the Record for House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Dreamers and TPS

On March 6, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a committee hearing on Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients. As part of this hearing, the Committee heard from a diverse panel of witnesses outlining the urgent need to enact permanent protections for Dreamers, including DACA recipients, and TPS holders. In…

Read More