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Today, our lawmakers failed the American people, including the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people, who are American in every way except birth. This inaction is appalling and it endangers our nation.
AAU, ACE and two dozen other higher education organizations urged leadership in the Senate to consider bipartisan legislation that would grant legal status to 1.8 million Dreamers. legal status of Dreamers.
AAU sent a letter to party leadership thanking them for their efforts to reach an FY18 funding agreement that raises defense and non-defense discretionary spending caps, urging Congress to use the budget agreement to revitalize the government-university partnership, and encouraging a renewed focus on providing permanent legal status for DACA registrants and Dreamers.
Nineteen higher education organizations, including the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the American Council on Education (ACE), wrote to Senate and House leaders urging bipartisan support for dreamer protections.
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."