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Comments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Draft Rule
11/29/2021From ACE and 45 other higher education associations to the Department of Homeland Security in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals published in September 2021.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Dreamers; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request for Visa Flexibility for Afghan Students and Scholars
11/1/2021Letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken asking for flexibility in the F-1 and J-1 visa process for students and scholars who have been displaced by the current crisis in Afghanistan.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students
Type:
Letters and Comments
Comments on Proposed Rulemaking for Public Charge
10/22/2021Comments to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in response to Department of Homeland Security's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on developing a new proposal for the public charge rule.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
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
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