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

Joint Statement of Support for Higher Education Dream Act of 2019

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2019 Contact: Jose Magana-Salgado jose@masadc.com   Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education express their support of Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Ruben Gallego’s recently introduced Higher Education…

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement on the Supreme Court Action Regarding DACA

Washington, DC – Today’s news from the Supreme Court underscores that Congress needs to act to address the status and futures of our Dreamer students, alumni, and community members. While we are gratified that the Court has not taken action on the government’s petition to hear the DACA cases at this time, Dreamers on our…

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Higher Education and Immigration Voices Call on Congress to Deliver Bipartisan Solution for DREAMers

A Joint Statement from TheDream.US and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration Washington, DC – The following is a joint statement from TheDream.US and The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration on the need for Congress to pass legislation addressing DREAMers’ unresolved crisis. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success…

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Best Practices

Hispanic National Bar Association: DREAMer Initiative — Advocating for Equal Access to Financial Aid for Dreamers through Private, State, and Institutional Partners The Hispanic National Bar Association created a toolkit to empower advocates, lawyers, students, and others to expand equal access to financial aid for Dreamers through private, state, and institutional actors. The toolkit provides the…

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Presidents’ Alliance sends a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to “bring to a vote bipartisan immigration bills that will permanently protect Dreamers and upholds our values”

Urgent Call to Congress: Bring to a Vote Bipartisan Immigration Bills that Will Permanently Protect Dreamers and Uphold our Values This week, the House of Representatives is considering a vote on two partisan immigration measures. After careful review, we cannot support either. Both proposals fall far short for our Dreamer students and alumni, while incorporating…

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Press Release: More than 70 U.S. Colleges and Universities Join in Supporting the Legal Challenge to the Administration’s Ending DACA

More than 70 member institutions of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration have signed onto an amicus brief filed yesterday supporting plaintiffs who are challenging the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) program. This “friend of the court” brief presents evidence of the vital role that the…

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