Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education (Updated August 2023)

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration commissioned a Migration Policy Institute-produced report, Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education, demonstrating that, in 2021, more than 5.6 million students, or 31% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were immigrants or the children of immigrants. The report’s findings reveal the growing proportion of first […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education

How Many Undocumented Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated August 2023) The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and American Immigration Council released an updated analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated August 2023)

Undocumented Students in Higher Education How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated August 2023) The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and American Immigration Council released an updated analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many […]

Report: The Post-DACA Generation is Here

The Post-DACA Generation is Here (Updated May 2023) Nearly All of This Year’s 120,000 Undocumented High School Graduates Are Currently Ineligible for DACA A new report finds that an estimated 120,000 undocumented students will graduate from high school in 2023, with most of them not eligible for DACA. The new FWD.us report, published in May […]

Massachusetts Tuition Equity for Dreamers: What You Need to Know

Introduction Massachusetts expanded access to in-state tuition, as well as state financial aid to undocumented students on July 1, 2023 through their “High School Completers” tuition equity law. Before the passage of this law, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were eligible for in-state tuition at all public colleges and universities in Massachusetts and DACA […]

Report: Higher Education and Success for Undocumented Students Start with 9 Key Criteria

Report: Higher Education and Success for Undocumented Students Start with 9 Key Criteria A higher education is the key to social mobility and economic security in the U.S. However, many undocumented students and graduates face the dual barrier of ineligibility for college supports in addition to lack of employment opportunities due to their undocumented status. […]

Student Narrative: Luis Ursula

Luis Ursula State: Massachusetts TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO “I’ve always been into science and research, so I went into a field that indirectly helps medicine and patients. I previously did work as a Research Associate working with assay development, which is used in the diagnostics of certain illnesses. I now work […]

Student Narrative: Emerson Loaiza

Emerson Loaiza State: Massachusetts TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO. “I was born in Colombia and moved to the U.S. when I was 13. I worked in the hospitality industry for 14 years. With the help of a scholarship from TheDream.US, I had the opportunity to get a college education. I am now […]

Alumni Narrative: Noubar

International student alumni in the U.S.: Making a difference at the community, state and national level Current and former international students live and work across the entire U.S., in large cities as well as small towns. Here we share the stories of ten individuals whose daily work in key areas contributes to U.S. communities and […]

Alumni Narrative: Kavita

International student alumni in the U.S.: Making a difference at the community, state and national level Current and former international students live and work across the entire U.S., in large cities as well as small towns. Here we share the stories of ten individuals whose daily work in key areas contributes to U.S. communities and […]