Press Releases

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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U.S. District Court Judge Biggs Issues Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Halting Enforcement of New Unlawful Presence Policy

May 7, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE May 7, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org) Washington, D.C.— On Friday, May 3, U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs issued a nationwide preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the government from enforcing the new unlawful presence policy, as laid out in the policy memorandum entitled “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and…

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New Report Finding 100k Undocumented Immigrant Students Graduate from High School Annually Underscores Urgency for Legislation to Protect Dreamers and Expand Access to Higher Education

April 24, 2019

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2019 CONTACT: Jose Magaña-Salgado, jose@presidentsimmigrationalliance.org Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, and United We Dream released the following statement on the Migration Policy Institute’s (MPI) new report…

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement on the Supreme Court Action Regarding DACA

January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019 Washington, DC – Today’s news from the Supreme Court underscores that Congress needs to act to address the status and futures of our Dreamer students, alumni, and community members. While we are gratified that the Court has not taken action on the government’s petition to hear the DACA cases at this time,…

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More than 65 U.S. Colleges and Universities Support Legal Challenge to New Unlawful Presence Policy

December 21, 2018

Download the Amicus Brief Download the Press Release   65 institutions of higher education and one higher education system Board, most of which are also member institutions of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, have signed onto an amicus brief filed today supporting a legal challenge to recent immigration policy changes regarding the…

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Higher Education and Immigration Voices Call on Congress to Deliver Bipartisan Solution for DREAMers

December 6, 2018

A Joint Statement from TheDream.US and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration Washington, DC – The following is a joint statement from TheDream.US and The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration on the need for Congress to pass legislation addressing DREAMers’ unresolved crisis. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success…

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Higher Education Leaders Call Proposed “Public Charge” Rule Harmful and Counterproductive for Immigrants and the Country

October 3, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed regulations that would penalize low-income immigrants, who receive or who are “likely to receive” public benefits, such as health, housing, and food assistance, that are critical to ensuring they enroll and succeed in higher education. Under the proposed rule, which substantially expands the definition of “public charge,” legally…

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