Press Releases

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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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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