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Memo on Immigration-Related Provisions in the Safeguarding American Innovation Act
4/28/2021Analysis of the Safeguarding American Innovation Act prepared by Dan Berger of the Immigration Law Offices of Curran, Berger & Kludt. The memo focuses on Sections 5 and 6 of the bill, including the overlap of export control and immigration law.
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
Letter to State and DHS Requesting Support for International Students in Fall 2021
3/18/2021Letter to the Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas asking that the agencies act now to make it possible for international students to travel to the United States for the fall 2021 semester.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Senate Leadership in Support of the Dream Act 2021
2/22/2021The Dream Act would allow some undocumented young people, who have already invested in our country and in whom the country has already invested, to earn lawful permanent residence in the United States and ultimately a path to full citizenship.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Dreamers
Type:
Letters and Comments
Higher Education Priorities for Department of Homeland Security
2/3/2021Letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas discussing issues of importance to the higher education community that are relevant to his new role in the Biden administration.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Acting Secretary of Education on Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds
1/28/2021ACE and other higher ed associations ask for clarification that emergency relief funds in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 can be used to help all students, including undocumented and international students.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Immigration and International Students; Dreamers
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Secretary of State on Supporting International Students
1/27/2021Letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on initial actions his department can take to help support international students and restore the United States as a destination of choice for global students and scholars.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to DHS on OPT Work Authorization Application Delays
1/26/2021Recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can best extend flexibility to Optional Practical Training (OPT) applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Labor and Employment
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Education Secretary-designate About Higher Education Priorities
1/26/2021Letter to Education Secretary-designate Miguel Cardona about the higher education community's priorities for the Biden administration, including additional emergency COVID-19 relief.
Topic(s):
Campus Issues; Crisis Management; Campus Safety; Financial Aid; Dreamers; Student Visas; Optional and Practical Training; Innovation; Federal Budget and Appropriations
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request for Spring 2021 Guidance for International Students and Scholars
12/4/2020Letter to the Department of Homeland Security from ACE and over 30 other higher education associations seeking guidance for international students and exchange visitors during the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas; Crisis Management
Type:
Letters and Comments
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