Press Releases

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 ( 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, 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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Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration Expresses Dismay with the Administration’s New Refugee Ceiling, Urges Consultation with Congress and Increase in Cap to at least 75,000

September 20, 2018

Washington, D.C.—​ This week the Administration announced that the new FY2019 refugee ceiling will be set at 30,000. This is the lowest cap since the inception of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in 1980, and woefully inadequate to meet the urgent needs of the global refugee crisis. At a time when there are nearly seventy…

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The Presidents’ Alliance submitted a comment letter on the proposed SEVIS fee increases

September 14, 2018

Re: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Proposed Adjustment of Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, Docket No. ICEB-2017-0003 Submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Dear Ms. Snyder: The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration submits these comments in response to the notice at 83 Fed. Reg. 137, 33762-33794 (July 17,…

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Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration’s Statement on Texas DACA Ruling

August 31, 2018

Washington, D.C.— We were gratified to learn of District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling today which means that DACA renewals will continue for now. This is important news for students, campuses, and communities across the country. We strongly encourage DACA recipients who are eligible to renew to do so. But, this relief should not be temporary.…

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Media Release: Presidents’ Alliance calls the Executive Order on family separations “inadequate and misdirected”

June 21, 2018

The Executive Order issued yesterday that halted the Administration’s policy to separate children from their families was needed, but is inadequate and misdirected. It does not address the thousands of children who have already been separated from their families, and, indeed, its solution will lead to the increased detention of children, bringing further harm to…

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