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Presidents’ Alliance joined Catholic Legal Immigration Network and 300+ organizations to send a letter to DHS Secretary Nielsen urging Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guatemala

Over 300 national, state, and local immigrant, religious, labor, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to Kristjen Nielsen, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking her to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guatemala in light of recent environmental disasters. TPS provides the ability to work and protection from deportation for foreign…

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Media Release: Presidents’ Alliance calls the Executive Order on family separations “inadequate and misdirected”

The Executive Order issued yesterday that halted the Administration’s policy to separate children from their families was needed, but is inadequate and misdirected. It does not address the thousands of children who have already been separated from their families, and, indeed, its solution will lead to the increased detention of children, bringing further harm to…

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Presidents’ Alliance joined HACU and others to send a letter to Speaker of the House Ryan calling for legislation that supports Dreamers and protects family unity

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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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Presidents’ Alliance submits Statement to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration in support of international students

“Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security”   Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration   June 6, 2018 Statement of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration   The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is a non-partisan alliance of currently more than 365 college and…

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Presidents’ Alliance calls on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE U.S. SENATE:   We write in strong support of the efforts being made by members of the House of Representatives to bring bipartisan legislation to the floor that would provide a permanent relief and a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 700,000 current Deferred…

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Presidents’ Alliance submits comment letter to USCIS Director Cissna expressing deep concern over the proposed USCIS Memo: Proposed change to how DHS Counts unlawful presence for F, M, J visa holders

Dear Director Cissna,   The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration writes in response to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memorandum of May 10, 2018, “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants,” to express our grave concerns with the new guidance and to request that USCIS withdraw the…

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Presidents’ Alliance joins other higher education organizations to submit a comment letter to the Department of State regarding proposed revisions to visa applications

Dear Assistant Secretary Risch, We, the 56 undersigned organizations that, in turn, represent over 1.5 million members combined, write to express our concerns regarding the Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (Form DS-260, OMB Control Number 1405-0185) and the Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Nonimmigrant Visa (Form…

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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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Presidents’ Alliance urges Congress to pass a legislative solution to protect Dreamers

Dear Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer:   Now that there is a federal budget plan in place that addresses some of our Nation’s most pressing needs, we urge you to come together and complete another piece of urgent, unfinished business: to pass bipartisan legislation that permanently protects Dreamers from deportation and…

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