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

September 19, 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,…

Federal Rule Change Likely to Impact International and Immigrant Students

August 20, 2019

While the U.S. public-charge rule has existed since the 1990s, the new version recently published has far-reaching implications for immigrant and international students and their families. The rule requires individuals seeking to enter the U.S. either as immigrants or nonimmigrants to show they are self-sufficient and will not require public resources, including government benefits such…

Immigration Policy Impacts on Higher Education: Why it matters, what you should know, and what you and your campus can do

June 17, 2019

How often are you dealing with immigration-related matters on your campus? Even as an increasing number of Americans agree with the statement that immigration and immigrants benefit our country, immigration also has become one of the most salient and divisive political issues nationally. Miriam Feldblum, Executive Director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and…

Study: Nearly 100,000 undocumented immigrants graduate from high school each year

June 10, 2019

It is likely that undocumented immigrant students were among those graduating from central Ohio high schools in the past few weeks. But often, their peers don’t know their status, and what’s next for them isn’t as flush with opportunity as it is for their friends who were born in the United States or have legal…

Standing with our students: Congress must pass the American Dream and Promise Act

May 1, 2019

As chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark and president of Illinois Institute of Technology, we have witnessed firsthand the phenomenal contributions that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients, Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) students make each and every day to the academic environment, the professional network, and campus culture of our nation’s…

Chancellor Travels to D.C. to Advocate for Dreamers

April 17, 2019

  Chancellor Dorothy Leland made her way to Capitol Hill this week for the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Leland is a founding member of the alliance, which spent Monday engaging with immigration policy analysts, coalition leaders, research, legal experts and policymakers in strategic conversation. The group was founded…

Rallying Behind DACA (Video)

March 20, 2019

Cheddar March 18, 2019 Under the Trump administration, DACA protections for undocumented children brought to the U.S. by their parents are set to expire. Jose Magaña-Salgado, DACA Recipient and policy & communications director for the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, joins Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin to discuss the updates and what happens next. https://cheddar.com/media/rallying-behind-daca

Why Trump-era policies create new barriers to legal immigration to the US

March 20, 2019

  When Moshe Schulman’s then fiancee visited the United States consulate in Casablanca, he believed that she would leave her interview – for a K-1 visa – with permission to return to New York and they could finally stop conducting their relationship long-distance. The Guardian March 19, 2019  

Democrats unveil bill to give DACA, TPS recipients path to citizenship

March 13, 2019

By Keerthi Vedantam | Cronkite News Tuesday, March 12, 2019 WASHINGTON – House Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million immigrants protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status and other programs.   Cronkite News, March 13, 2019

Why are Trump and Congress avoiding comprehensive immigration reform?

March 11, 2019

President Trump signed the spending bill on Feb. 15, which keeps the government open through the end of the fiscal year. Included is about a quarter of the funding he sought for a border wall. That’s not nearly enough to effectively improve border security in any real way. Thehill.com March, 2019