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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.

Higher education associations and organizations express serious concern with proposed changes DHS is considering for foreign students and scholars visa renewals.
AAU spokesman Pedro Ribeiro is quoted responding to a story about a controversial proposal from the Department of Homeland Security requiring overseas students to reapply for permission to stay in the U.S. every year.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features GOP Senators writing to Trump Administration urging strong funding for DOE research programs, associations commenting on proposed supplemental questions for visa applications and more.
Associations express concern on proposed supplemental questions for visa applications.
Rice University President David Leebron and Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, are quoted in this Reuter's article on the chilling effect President Trump's proposed travel bans have had on foreign students.
Explains how universities use H-1B visas and the need for timely visa processing for academic institutions.
Letter to Lori Scialabba, Acting Director, USCIS, Re: Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing.
The higher ed community sent a letter to President Trump asking him to allow “Dreamers” to continue working and studying while the government seeks a permanent solution to their immigration status.