Press Releases

118 Colleges And Universities File “Friend Of Court” Brief To Protest Potential Rollback Of Optional Practical Training

November 25, 2019

118 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FILE “FRIEND OF COURT” BRIEF TO PROTEST POTENTIAL ROLLBACK OF OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING Loss will harm U.S. economy and undermine leadership in international education CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST OF AMICI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2019 Contacts: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org) Rebecca Morgan (rebeccam@nafsa.org) Washington, D.C.—This past Friday, 118 public…

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165 Universities And Colleges File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court To Protect DACA

October 7, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT 165 UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES FILE AMICUS BRIEF URGING SUPREME COURT TO PROTECT DACA Institutions argue end of DACA would hurt students, campuses, and the country FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—On Friday, 165 public and private universities and colleges from 32 states and the…

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Presidents’ Alliance Urges Administration To Reconsider Insufficient Refugee Cap of 18,000

September 30, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE URGES ADMINISTRATION TO RECONSIDER INSUFFICIENT REFUGEE CAP OF 18,000 Meager cap contravenes nation’s historic commitment to helping the vulnerable FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2019 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Last Thursday, the administration announced that the new FY2020 refugee ceiling will be set at a record low…

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New Report: Congress and States Must Expand Job Licensing To Dreamers And Immigrants

September 18, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT NEW REPORT: CONGRESS AND STATES MUST EXPAND JOB LICENSING TO DREAMERS AND IMMIGRANTS Hundreds of Careers Unavailable Due to Barriers to Occupational Licenses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2019 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration; Niskanen Center; FWD.us; United We Dream; Catholic…

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Fiscal Policy Institute, Presidents’ Alliance, And Partners File Amicus Brief Opposing Final Public Charge Rule

September 16, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FISCAL POLICY INSTITUTE, PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE, AND PARTNERS FILE AMICUS BRIEF OPPOSING FINAL PUBLIC CHARGE RULE Groups argue rule is overbroad, punitive, and will chill use of public  benefits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2019 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Led by the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Presidents’ Alliance on…

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Higher Education Leaders Recognize Significant Harm To Immigrant Families Resulting From USCIS’ Final Public Charge Rule

August 12, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS RECOGNIZE SIGNIFICANT HARM TO IMMIGRANT FAMILIES RESULTING FROM USCIS’ FINAL PUBLIC CHARGE RULE Immigrant students should focus on studies, not food insecurity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2019 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and Services (USCIS) issued its final public charge regulation,…

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Hear DACA Cases

June 28, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION TO HEAR DACA CASES The Senate Must Pass Legislation to Protect Dreamers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2019 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Today, Friday, June 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would hear the legal challenges against…

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House Passage of the Dream and Promise Act Represents Historic Step to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders

June 4, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT REPRESENTS HISTORIC STEP TO PROTECT DREAMERS AND TPS & DED HOLDERS Presidents’ Alliance Calls on Senate to Pass Legislation on a Bipartisan Basis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Today, in a historic vote, the U.S. House…

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement on House Judiciary Committee Reporting the American Dream and Promise Act to House Floor

May 23, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE May 23, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee reported two bills to the House floor, including the Dream Act of 2019 (H.R. 2820) and the American Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 2821). These two bills represent the key titles of the American…

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Presidents’ Alliance: Administration’s Immigration Proposal Must Also Protect Dreamers

May 23, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE May 23, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org) Washington, D.C.—Having carefully reviewed the administration’s immigration proposal, we offer the following remarks on behalf of our over 400 college and university president members: We urge the administration to work closely and in good faith with Congress to fashion a…

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