Press Releases

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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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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