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Flexibility Needed for International Students and Scholars Under New Travel Policy
10/14/2021Letter to the White House coordinator of the COVID-19 response and the CDC urging flexibility on vaccines for international students and scholars under the Biden administration's new travel policy that goes into effect in November 2021.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Congress About Support for Afghan Students and Scholars
9/23/2021Letter from ACE and other higher education associations to leaders in the House and Senate requesting specific policies and funding to support Afghan students and scholars displaced by the current crisis in their country.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter of Support for the FY 2022 Budget Reconciliation Bill
9/9/2021Letter to the House Education and Labor Committee in support of the investments this legislation makes in students, educators, and institutions, and requesting lawmakers to include funding to double the maximum Pell Grant award.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Legislation; Financial Aid; Dreamers
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Congress Urging Support for Legislation to Protect DACA Recipients and Other Dreamers
8/4/2021ACE and other associations urge Congress to permanently protect DACA recipients and Dreamers following the Texas court decision that found the Obama administration acted illegally in establishing DACA through executive action.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Legislation; Dreamers
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to State Department on NIE Travel Restrictions
7/20/2021ACE and other associations request clarification on the.national interest exemption for students and other academics from countries under current COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to State Department on Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Students and Researchers From China
6/10/2021As the start of the fall semester approaches these students and their sponsoring U.S. colleges and universities are becoming increasingly concerned that a broad application of Presidential Proclamation 10043 is causing unnecessary delays.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
Comments to USCIS on Reducing Administrative Burdens for Foreign Citizens
5/19/2021Comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in response to request for information on on how the agency can reduce administrative and other barriers and burdens within its regulations and policies.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Talking Points on the Safeguarding American Innovation Act
5/13/2021The bill includes several problematic provisions that would expand the State Department's authority to deny visas and create new requirements for the sponsors of J-1 visas. It would also lower the current Sec. 117 reporting threshold to $50,000, from $250,000.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas; Science and Technology
Type:
Bill Summary
Memo on the Safeguarding American Innovation Act
4/28/2021Analysis of provisions in the Safeguarding American Innovation Act that are problematic for the higher education and research communities.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Science and Technology
Type:
Bill Summary
Key Immigration Priorities for the Higher Education Community in 2021
3/19/2021These key priorities will help guide the higher education community’s consideration of proposed immigration legislation as we work to modernize our immigration system.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Dreamers; Student Visas; Optional and Practical Training; H-1B
Type:
Issue Brief
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