Press Releases

Presidents’ Alliance Statement in Response to Presidential Proclamation Suspending High Skilled Immigrants: Restrictions Are Misguided and Counterproductive

June 23, 2020

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION SUSPENDING HIGH SKILLED IMMIGRANTS: RESTRICTIONS ARE MISGUIDED AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, comprising over 450 presidents and chancellors of higher education institutions, expresses its disappointment…

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Alliance Of College And University Presidents Support House And Senate Resolutions Celebrating Refugees

June 19, 2020

ALLIANCE OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS SUPPORT HOUSE AND SENATE RESOLUTIONS CELEBRATING REFUGEES This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980 LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, comprising over 450 presidents and…

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement on SCOTUS Decision Finding Administration’s Rescission of DACA Was Unlawful

June 18, 2020

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION FINDING ADMINISTRATION’S RESCISSION OF DACA WAS UNLAWFUL LINK TO DOWNLOAD STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court held that rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the administration was unlawful, temporarily allowing for the continuation of DACA, likely…

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Presidents’ Alliance Statement: “Black Lives Matter”

June 8, 2020

PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE STATEMENT: “BLACK LIVES MATTER” LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Over the last few weeks, our nation witnessed the unjust murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. In remembrance of each of their lives and of the longstanding and…

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New Report: More Than 450,000 Undocumented Students Enrolled in Colleges & Universities in United States

April 15, 2020

NEW REPORT: MORE THAN 450,000 UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES IN UNITED STATES As SCOTUS decision looms, 87% of DACA-eligible students are enrolled in undergraduate programs, 13% are enrolled in graduate-level programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Today, New American Economy (NAE) and Presidents’ Alliance on Higher…

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Federal District Court Permanently Enjoins Administration’s Unlawful Presence Policy Targeting International Students and Scholars

February 6, 2020

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT PERMANENTLY ENJOINS ADMINISTRATION’S UNLAWFUL PRESENCE POLICY TARGETING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS Policy would have unjustly barred students from our nation LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs issued a decision permanently enjoining the administration’s new unlawful…

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450+ College and University Presidents Oppose Administration’s New Travel Ban

January 31, 2020

450+ COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS OPPOSE ADMINISTRATION’S NEW TRAVEL BAN New travel ban indirectly hurts international students, scholars, and faculty LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, representing over 450 college and university presidents across the United States,…

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Statement by Presidents’ Alliance on Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Implementation of Public Charge Rule

January 28, 2020

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE ON SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ALLOWING IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC CHARGE RULE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 Contact: Jose Magaña-Salgado (jose@presidentsalliance.org)  Washington, D.C.—In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the stay on the preliminary injunctions preventing the administration’s public charge rule from moving forward, Miriam…

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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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