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AAU President Mary Sue Coleman commented on the September 24 presidential proclamation regarding enhanced vetting capabilities and processes for attempted entry into the U.S.
Congress must step up and ensure that these extraordinary young people can stay in the only country they call home.
Thirty higher education organization submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court stating President Trump's travel ban threatens colleges’ ability to attract international students and scholars.
More than seventy-five higher education organizations, including the Council on American Education (ACE) and the Association of American Universities (AAU), urged congressional leaders to pass legislation as soon as possible to permanently protect Dreamers.
University of California President Janet Napolitano explains why she is suing the Trump administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in this opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times.
C.L. Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill  "If we do not act to find a way to keep DACA beneficiaries here, we will have wasted the tens of millions of dollars already invested in Dreamers."
57 AAU Presidents and Chancellors sent a letter to Congress requesting immediate Congressional action to establish a permanent legislative solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
35 higher education associations sent a letter to President Trump strongly urging the administration to ensure that DACA continues to remain in effect until a longer term solution can be put in place.
Nearly three dozen higher education organizations, including the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the American Council on Education (ACE), wrote to Senate leaders urging bipartisan support and passage of the Dream Act.

Following is a statement by Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to lift the ban on premium processing for H-1B visas.