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Home is Here- Maricruz’s Story

October 30, 2019

Being a teacher means working long hours — it also means making kids feel like they belong. Maricruz is the daughter of agricultural workers and a 3rd grade bilingual education teacher in the same school district she grew up in. She immigrated to the United States from Mexico at 7-years-old and found a home in…

DACA Hits High Court: SCOTUS Deep Dive

October 30, 2019

Bloomberg Law, Case and Controversies podcast interviewed Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration’s Director of Policy and Communications, Jose Magaña- Salgado about the forthcoming SCOTUS hearing on DACA and the Alliance’s higher ed. amicus brief. Listen to the episode here. 

Impacts of Immigration Policy in the U.S.: Supporting your International Students and Campus

October 28, 2019

As the new school year starts, many campuses may be experiencing another year of declining new international student enrollments, feeling pressure to invest more resources in international recruitment and their international student support services, putting in place new efforts and programs to address the increased concerns and anxiety voiced by their international students and scholars,…

CSU SIGNS AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT AS DACA HEADS TO US SUPREME COURT

October 28, 2019

The California State University system, including CSU, Chico, joined over 164 colleges and universities from across the country this month in signing an amicus brief supporting the roughly 700,000 young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. This “friend of the court” brief was coordinated…

Brookhaven’s Oglethorpe University joins other colleges to support DACA case before Supreme Court

October 25, 2019

Brookhaven’s Oglethorpe University is supporting young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide on President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program. See full article here. 

Defending DACA

October 24, 2019

During this Supreme Court term, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is on the docket. Moravian College, along with 165 other colleges and universities, joined an amicus brief “urging” the Court to protect DACA. PBS39 News Tonight speaks with Moravian’s president to learn why he’s defending DACA. See full article here.

Tufts signs amicus brief to oppose DACA repeal

October 22, 2019

Tufts announced that it has joined 164 other public and private universities and colleges in signing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the roughly 700,000 young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status on Oct. 8. “Tufts stands firmly with our DACA and undocumented students,…

CMC files brief in favor of DACA

October 16, 2019

Colorado Mountain College President and CEO Carrie Hauser issued the following statement today on the filing of an amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the consolidated cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the court to stand in support of DACA recipients: “On Oct. 4, 2019, Colorado Mountain…

MEMO: More Than 1,400 Sign Briefs Backing DACA at the Supreme Court

October 15, 2019

An unprecedented array of hundreds of higher education institutions, educators, parents, health care professionals, law enforcement officials, business leaders, elected leaders, states, cities and counties, national security leaders, civil rights organizations, former government officials, academics and scholars, labor unions, legal experts, DACA recipients, and many others filed over three dozen amicus briefs urging the Supreme…

Whitman, OSU among colleges supporting Dreamers

October 15, 2019

A total of 165 colleges and universities have signed a statement supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act as a friend of the court. One of those is Whitman College in Walla Walla. “We value every student and it is my sincere hope that all students, regardless of citizenship, will have the opportunity to…