Transfer Process for Undocumented and Refugee Students: Models and Considerations for 2 & 4 Year Institutions

Transfer Process for Undocumented and Refugee Students: Models and Considerations for 2 & 4 Year Institutions Public community colleges enroll around 4,662,364 students.¹ Additionally, immigrant-origin students accounted in 2018 for 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students, in higher education.² Community colleges often serve as the gateway into higher education for many immigrant and […]

Traveling on Advance Parole: A Guide for DACA Recipients

This post contains resources from American University’s Defending The Dream AU Initiative and other partners on Advanced Parole and information on what the program is and how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients can apply for it. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an Advance Parole document may authorize a non-citizen who […]

A Toolkit for Education and Awareness of University Sponsorship of Refugee Students

RESPONSE Campaign Toolkit To build support for university sponsorship of refugee students, the Presidents’ Alliance launched the RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students. This toolkit provides the information and tools for you to join and spread awareness about the RESPONSE Campaign. The toolkit can be used by everyone from students to higher […]

Investing in Social Support Systems for Students Directly Affected by Immigration

Colleges and universities have opportunities to support undocumented students in many ways. A new guide published by Fwd.us in September 2021, Investing in Social Support Systems Will Enhance the Higher Ed Experience for Students Directly Affected by Immigration, identifies key ways for colleges and universities to support students directly affected by immigration through systems that […]

Student Voices for Refugees – Toolkit

The Student Voices for Refugees Toolkit is a comprehensive toolkit that provides resources for and about students from a refugee background. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are nearly 82.4  million displaced people around the world. This toolkit aims to help members of the U.S. higher education community to expand […]

Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access

In February 2021, the Presidents’ Alliance, the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Rutgers Global hosted a convening on Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access. The objectives for the convening were the following: Energize a large cohort of students – both those already engaged and those […]

Enrichment Assessment of Campus Support for Undocumented Students

The Pre-Health Dreamers published a report, Developing an UndocuSupport System: Enrichment Assessment of Campus Support for Undocumented Students. The enrichment assessment was created through a collaborative effort of individuals with a background in higher education, research, recruitment, and admissions, and experience establishing programming, advocacy, and resources for undocumented students. Pre-Health Dreamers advocates for institutional change […]

Walking the Talk: How University Communities Can Foster Opportunities for Refugee Students

Walking the Talk: How University Communities Can Foster Higher Education Opportunities for Refugee Students & Scholars As part of an ongoing collaboration to scope what the U.S. higher education community is doing to support refugees and at-risk migrants, the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and […]

Career Outcomes and Pathways of International Students and Alumni

It is only in recent years that research has begun to document the career outcomes and pathways of international students and alumni. The following resources include key evidence on the longer-term trajectory of international students that have studied in the U.S. and have either remained in the U.S. or returned home. Career Prospects and Outcomes […]

Undocumented Graduate Students Initiative

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration (Presidents’ Alliance), in collaboration with university and organizational partners, established the Undocumented Graduate Student Initiative in September 2019 to develop resources for institutions seeking to recruit, enroll, and support undocumented graduate and professional students, as well as for undocumented students seeking to pursue graduate or advanced degrees. […]