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Trump administration wants time limits on student visas

February 18, 2020

“Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, says the current system makes sense and does not need such a drastic rule change. Her organization represents hundreds of university presidents across the U.S., including the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. “‘It’s going to increase uncertainty for students and campuses,…

5 ways universities can support students in a post-DACA world

January 24, 2020

“Jose Magaña-Salgado, director of policy and communications for the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, told your host that college presidents are preparing for all possible outcomes as they wait for the Supreme Court decision, which is expected later this year, on whether the Obama-era program will continue. “The alliance estimated there are about…

Universities are preparing for the future of dreamers amid DACA’s potential rollback

January 13, 2020

Narivi Roblero, a sophomore at UNC, came to the United States from Guatemala when she was six months old. “When I was growing up, I didn’t really acknowledge the fact that I was undocumented,” she said. “I knew I was undocumented, but I didn’t know what that meant.” Roblero explained that since she received Deferred…

Over 1,700 undocumented UC students will be affected by outcome of DACA case before Supreme Court

December 3, 2019

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments both for and against the ending of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, on Nov. 12. Their ruling will impact the trajectory of the over 660,000 undocumented young adults in America who are DACA recipients. DACA started in 2012 under President Barack Obama’s…

Yale stands up for workplace training for international students

November 27, 2019

Yale University has joined forces with more than 100 other colleges and universities to bolster the legal defense of a pair of federal programs allowing international students in the United States to gain practical workplace training. On Nov. 21, the schools filed a joint legal brief supporting the programs, arguing that they help make the…

Lawrence University joins amicus brief to support international students

November 27, 2019

Today, Lawrence University joins more than 100 public and private universities and colleges in filing an amicus brief in support of a longstanding U.S. immigration program that assists international students in getting practical training with U.S. employers. The “friend of the court” brief is supportive in the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers Union vs. U.S.…

PRESS RELEASE: PACE UNIVERSITY STANDS WITH OVER 110 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING

November 27, 2019

NEW YORK (November 25, 2019) – A federal district court is considering whether to strike down student experiential learning programs called Optional Practical Training (OPT) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) OPT. Over one hundred public and private universities and colleges filed an amicus brief in the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers Union v. U.S.…

UO joins amicus brief in support of international students

November 27, 2019

The University of Oregon, along with more than 110 other colleges and universities, has joined an amicus brief in support of international students and a federal work program. The case, Washtech vs. Department of Human Services, involves a legal challenge to the Optional Practical Training program, a visa status that allows international students to work…

N.H. Colleges Among Those Defending Work Permit Program For International Students

November 27, 2019

The University of New Hampshire and SNHU, along with dozens of other colleges and universities, are defending a program that has helped attract international students. The optional practical training work permit program allows international students to temporarily work in the United States after their graduation, and it’s being threatened by a federal lawsuit. Read full…

Google, eBay, More Rally Behind Foreign Student Training Program

November 27, 2019

A group of U.S. businesses and associations wants a federal judge in Washington to keep in place a training program for foreign nationals with STEM degrees from U.S. colleges and universities. Amazon.com Inc., Dell Technologies, eBay, Facebook, Google LLC, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Tesla Inc. are amoung the 52 companies and 11 associations- which represent another…