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 […]

Report: The Post-DACA Generation is Here

The Post-DACA Generation is Here Most of This Year’s 100,000 Undocumented High School Graduates Are Currently Ineligible for the Policy A new report finds that an estimated 100,000 undocumented students will graduate from high school in 2022, with most of them not eligible for DACA. The new FWD.us report, published in May 2022, The Post-DACA […]

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 […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education (Updated March 2021)

How Many Undocumented Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration partnered with New American Economy to release 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. Colleges and […]

Promising Practices: Northern Essex Community College (PIÉS Latinos)

The PIÉS Latinos de Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is a program that helps local immigrants validate their foreign educational credentials and move into better, more in-demand jobs in the local workforce. It assists highly skilled immigrants working in low-skill/low-paying jobs to get into job positions that better align with their professional skills and credentials. […]

Immigration Policy Frequently Asked Questions

Smith College outlines several resources for undocumented and DACA-eligible students on their website.  On this site, Smith shares the resources offered on their campus as well as a statement of commitment. Since early 2017, executive orders enacted by the Trump administration​ have created significant volatility in U.S. immigration policy. Amid this uncertainty, Sm​i​th College remains […]

Fact Sheet: Number of Dreamers Graduating from High School

On April 24, 2019, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released a new fact sheet: How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Graduate from the U.S. High Schools Annually? The research was commissioned by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The fact sheet may be downloaded using this link and can also be found at MPI’s website. […]