ACE, Higher Ed Groups: Pass Legislation Now to Protect Dreamers November 18, 2022 Section 1 ContentACE and over 60 other higher education associations sent a letter Nov. 17 to House and Senate leaders urging them to make protecting Dreamers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a priority, given recent court decisions declaring DACA illegal that have left Dreamers once again in a devastating legal limbo.Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and other legislators held a press conference Nov. 16 on the need to address this issue before the next Congress convenes. In his remarks, Durbin appealed to his Republican colleagues—he needs 10 votes from the other side of the aisle to ensure passage of some version of the DREAM Act—and noted the historically bipartisan support Dreamers have had in Congress and from the American public. Since its inception in 2012, DACA has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants—many of them college students—from deportation and allowed them to pursue their educations, work legally in the United States, and serve in the military. Texas and a group of Republican state attorneys general sued in 2018, arguing that DACA was illegally implemented by executive order during the Obama administration. In July 2021, a U.S. District Court judge in Texas sided with the states.The Biden administration in August released the final version of new regulations to strengthen and protect DACA. That process was the first time DACA had gone through a formal rulemaking process, aimed at providing protections for DACA against ongoing court challenges after years of legal wrangling during both the Obama and Trump administrations. It has been reported that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said during a House Democrats’ caucus meeting this week that the House would try to pass the Dream Act in the lame-duck session. Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Button Content The Remember the Dreamers campaign is working to focus Congress on finding a legislative solution for Dreamers and DACA recipients. Working together, the higher education community plays a vital role in both advocating for and assisting these young people, many of whom are students on our campuses.Explore Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related Statement March 29, 2023 As leading higher education organizations, we support the efforts of our colleges and universities to provide a high-quality educational experience to all who attend. Read More Statement March 29, 2023 Joint Statement by ACE and the American College Health Association on Safeguarding Student Health and Well-being Podcast February 17, 2023 In this live episode, hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer take audience questions on a range of topics, from the Education Department moving quickly on new regulations to the House hearing on the “crisis” in American education to ChatGPT. Read More Podcast February 17, 2023 dotEDU Live: New Rules from ED, Culture War Rhetoric Ramps Up, the End of the COVID Emergency, More News February 6, 2023 The Biden administration announced last week that it will end the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11. Read More News February 6, 2023 COVID State of Emergency Ends in May; Federal Pandemic Aid was Key to Supporting Students Podcast January 26, 2023 House Republicans have announced committee assignments and are already talking oversight hearings, and the debt ceiling debate begins. The hosts also discuss ED’s aggressive regulatory agenda for 2023. Read More Podcast January 26, 2023 What the New Congress and Biden Administration Have in Store for Higher Ed in 2023 Statement December 21, 2022 We condemn in the strongest possible terms the decision by the government of Afghanistan to ban women from studying at all public and private universities. Read More Statement December 21, 2022 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Afghan Government Banning Women from Higher Education Podcast December 21, 2022 Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer are joined by ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle to discuss the federal policy developments in 2022 that impacted students and higher education institutions. Read More Podcast December 21, 2022 The Year in Higher Education Policy Webinar Listen to the last Public Policy Pop-Up of 2022. ACE’s government relations team reviews what was a significant twelve months for students and higher education institutions. (Recording available.) Read More Webinar Public Policy Pop-Up: The Year in Higher Education Policy Podcast December 8, 2022 Political activist Tyler Montague and ACE’s Derrick Anderson visit the podcast to talk about Arizona’s newly passed Proposition 308, which gives in-state tuition for non-citizen residents of the state. Read More Podcast December 8, 2022 States Step in as Federal Action on Dreamers Goes Nowhere News November 1, 2022 The Supreme Court heard nearly five hours of oral arguments Oct. 31 in cases brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard and UNC seeking to overturn some four decades of precedent allowing the consideration of race in college admissions. Read More News November 1, 2022 Supreme Court Hears Race in College Admissions Cases Podcast October 27, 2022 In this bonus episode, Jess Ellsworth drops by the podcast to talk about how attorneys prepare for an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also describes the significant public service role that the Moot Court Program at Georgetown. Read More Podcast October 27, 2022 BONUS: Prepping for a Supreme Court Hearing Starts at Georgetown Podcast October 27, 2022 Pace University President Marvin Krislov and ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough join host Jon Fansmith for a preview of the Oct. 31 Supreme Court oral arguments on race in college admissions. Read More Podcast October 27, 2022 What to Watch For in the Oct. 31 Supreme Court Hearing on Race in College Admissions News October 17, 2022 The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was not lawful but preserved the district court’s stay, which permits current enrollees to continue renewing their status. Read More News October 17, 2022 Appeals Court Says DACA Is Illegal but Keeps Program Alive Statement October 6, 2022 We are dismayed that this ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals continues to force hundreds of thousands of outstanding young Dreamers to live in fear and uncertainty. Read More Statement October 6, 2022 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals DACA Ruling Podcast September 29, 2022 Jon Fansmith and Terry Hartle are back to give their predictions for what Congress will dive into this fall before they adjourn ahead of midterm elections, including a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year. Read More Podcast September 29, 2022 Higher Ed Policy Predictions for the Fall News September 19, 2022 Despite the increasingly difficult voting processes in a number of states in the wake of the 2020 election, students are voting in numbers like never before. Read More News September 19, 2022 How Colleges Can (and Can’t) Support 2022 Campaign Activities on Campus and Help Students Vote News August 30, 2022 The Biden administration last week released the final version of regulations aiming to strengthen the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More News August 30, 2022 Final DACA Regulations Released by Biden Administration Statement We applaud this action by the Biden administration to preserve and fortify the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More Statement Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Final DACA Regulations News August 9, 2022 A group of college presidents met with Vice President Kamala Harris Aug. 8 at the White House to discuss the consequences for colleges and students of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Read More News August 9, 2022 College Leaders Express Concern About the Impact of Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Abortion Rights Statement August 1, 2022 The outcome of these cases will have a profound and direct impact on our nation’s colleges and universities, their students, and, ultimately, this country’s global competitiveness. Read More Statement August 1, 2022 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Importance of Supreme Court Continuing to Recognize the Legality and Value of Race-Conscious Admissions Policies News August 1, 2022 The associations are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to reject calls for a so-called “race-neutral” regime made in lawsuits filed by the activist group Students for Fair Admissions challenging the admissions processes of Harvard and UNC. Read More News August 1, 2022 ACE Leads Nearly 40 Associations Urging the Supreme Court to Reaffirm the Legality and Value of Race-Conscious Admissions News June 13, 2022 June 15 marks 10 years since President Barack Obama announced an executive memorandum creating DACA, an initiative that has provided some protection and work authorization for over 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Read More News June 13, 2022 DACA Is Now 10 Years Old. What Does the Future Hold?