International Students and Scholars

“International students and scholars enrich our campuses as educational and research environments. Our colleges and universities are magnets for the world’s talent, from those ready to contribute to our nation’s prosperity to those who dream of making their home countries more just, inclusive and equitable societies. The presence and contributions of international students and scholars are key to achieving our educational and service missions to create and disseminate knowledge for the betterment of the individual, society and the world. This enhances the education and understanding of all students, their preparation to live and work in an increasingly connected world, and their readiness to tackle global challenges.”
– Founding Statement, Presidents’ Alliance

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

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students June 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office…

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Follow-up Letter to DHS and DOS with Recommendations on Visa Processing and OPT in Light of COVID-19 Crisis

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students June 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office…

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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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Letter to the White House in Support of OPT and STEM OPT

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students June 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office…

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Defending Optional Practical Training (OPT): Talking Points and Data

The Trump administration is considering measures to pause or end the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for the F-1 Student Visa. The United States cannot afford to make such a consequential policy change. Our nation needs to attract the best minds to help get the U.S. economy back up and running. We need to have…

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Directory of Presidents’ Alliance Advocacy for International Students during COVID-19

This page contains a list of all of the Presidents’ Alliance’s advocacy resources on international students in light of COVID-19. Campus Communications and Advocacy Presidential Proclamation on Temporary Visa Suspensions: What We Know So Far (June 23, 2020) Possible Presidential Proclamation on Temporary Visas in June (June 8, 2020) Letter to White House in Support of…

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Letter to DHS and DOS with Recommendations on Visa Processing and OPT in Light of COVID-19 Crisis and Presidential Proclamation

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students June 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office…

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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 the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students June 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office…

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Steering Committee Letter to Congress Supporting NO BAN Act

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted the following letter to leadership in Congress containing recommendations for the fourth COVID legislative package. Presidents’ Alliance Letter on Recommendations for the Fourth COVID-19 Relief Package to Support International, DACA, and Undocumented Students June 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office…

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Higher Education and the Census Projections—How the Future of Colleges and Universities Is Tied to Immigration Policy and Flows

William Frey’s recent report, Reducing immigration will not stop America’s rising diversity, Census projections show, which analyzes the new census projections for the next 40 years, is a must-read for higher education leaders. Frey’s analysis shows that a reduction in immigration flows will not impede the trend of the United States—and especially college campuses—“becoming more…

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