1st National Higher Education & Immigration Convening

Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

April 1, 2019, 8 am – 5 pm, Washington, D.C.

NYU Washington, DC Center – 1307 L Street NW

8:00 AM

WELCOME

Welcoming Remarks from Co-Chairs and Steering Committee members

8:15 AM

INTRODUCTIONS: WHY WE ARE ALL HERE

Hear from attendees as they introduce themselves and share their top campus priorities as it relates to immigration issues.

9:00 AM

WHAT’S POSSIBLE: FEDERAL AND STATE ADVOCACY

Insight and analysis from policy makers and political experts on the state of play in both federal and state-level immigration policy. Experts will provide details on potential opportunities and threats in conversation with Presidents’ Alliance members.

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

WHAT DO WE NEED TO EXPLAIN THE VALUE OF IMMIGRATION TO POLICY-MAKERS, THE PUBLIC, AND CAMPUS COMMUNITIES?

Outline new and existing data, narratives, and research that proves the benefit of immigration for our nation, and discuss what is still needed to create an immigration playbook for university and college presidents.

12:00 PM

LUNCH AND ‘PLAYBOOK’ BRAINSTORM

Leading on immigration on campus and beyond: opportunity for presidents to begin brainstorming the elements of the higher ed “playbook” we need to advocate for immigrant and international students

1:30 PM

HOW DO WE BUILD A STRONG IMMIGRATION COALITION?

Panel featuring immigration activists and coalition leaders in other sectors to share their strategy and discuss plans for progress on immigration issues in 2019-2020.

2:45 PM

NAVIGATING THE NEW LEGAL LANDSCAPE IN IMMIGRATION: WHAT IS OUR ROLE?

Deep dive and rapid fire one-on-one interviews with legal experts and leaders actively protecting immigrant and international students in the courts and other venues. 

3:45 PM

Break

4:00 PM

NEXT STEPS & WRAP-UP

Closing session to hear feedback, guidance and recommendations from Presidents’ Alliance members for future programming and initiatives.

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM

Reception