In March the Association of American Universities (AAU), the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). and nine other higher education associations compiled a list of key immigration priorities. The intent is to provide the higher education community’s consideration of proposed immigration legislation, as well as regulatory or executive action on immigration issues, especially related to COVID-19.
The priorities include:
- Support for Dreamers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program;
- Strengthening the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program
- Strengthening international student enrollment;
- Reforms for F-1 student visas; and
- Employment visa reform.
More details can be found here.