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DACA Talks Matter to MSU Denver

October 8, 2019

MSU Denver is one of 165 colleges and universities that filed an amicus brief, a document that recommends a position to the court in support of DACA ahead of the hearing, according to an Oct. 8 news release from the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. See full article here.

Ithaca College signs amicus brief in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as DACA heads to the Supreme Court.

October 4, 2019

On October 4, Ithaca College joined 164 colleges and universities from across the country 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). This “friend of the court” brief was coordinated by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education…

DREAMers come out of the shadows with support from Nevada colleges

September 30, 2019

Since the Trump administration announced in 2017 that it was ending DACA, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) said it would continue to provide DREAMers access to college and support them. On Thursday, NSHE joined an amicus brief supporting University of California regents who are suing the Department of Homeland Security over its cancellation of the program, arguing…

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