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

Dear Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer:   We write to you as leaders of a newly formed, non-partisan alliance of over 200 college and university presidents from across the nation who have come together because we are concerned about how changes in our nation’s immigration policies and practices impact our students…

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