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Letter to Homeland Security and Consular Affairs on Visa Guidance
8/12/2020Letter to Homeland Security and the Bureau of Consular Affairs asking for assurance that international students can safely travel to begin the academic term this fall.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation; Crisis Management
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to DHS on ICE Directive for International Students
7/22/2020Letter from ACE and other higher education associations to the Department of Homeland Security asking for clarification on the the withdrawn Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive and the status of international students.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief: President and Fellows of Harvard College and MIT v. Department of Homeland Security, ICE, et al
7/13/2020Amicus brief from ACE and 70 other higher education associations supporting the first of several legal challenges to the Trump administration’s new directive that prohibits international students from remaining in the U.S. if their colleges hold courses online-only this fall.
Topic(s):
Law and Courts; Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Amicus Brief
Talking Points on the ICE International Students Directive
7/10/2020Talking points on the guidance ICE issued July 6 that prohibits international students from returning to or remaining in the United States if the colleges and universities are all-online this fall.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Issue Brief
Request to DHS to Withdraw ICE Guidance on International Students
7/10/2020Letter from ACE and 80 other associations to Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, asking him to withdraw the recent guidance issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding international students and the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to the State Department and DHS on Guidance for International Students
7/2/2020Letter to the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security requesting guidance on international students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to the White House on Optional Practical Training
5/19/2020Letter to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell on the review of non-immigrant programs, including Optional Practical Training, as part of the administration's recent order on immigration.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Immigration and International Students; Optional and Practical Training; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order
4/30/2020Letter to the secretaries of State, Homeland Security, and Labor about President Trump's recent executive order on immigration, specifically on the section that calls for an examination of and recommendations regarding non-immigrant programs.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request to State Department for Guidance for International Students During the Pandemic
4/8/2020Letter to Secretary Mike Pompeo seeking further guidance from the Department of State guidance for international students and scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter Requesting Additional Guidance on Coronavirus for International Students
3/16/2020Letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf requesting additional guidance for international students and scholars on U.S. campuses in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
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