GW Experts Available to Discuss DACA on 10-Year Anniversary

The George Washington University has faculty available to provide opinions, expertise and commentary on a variety of topics related to DACA. To schedule an interview with any of the following experts, contact GW Media Relations at [email protected]  Elizabeth Vaquera is the director…

Texas threat to revisit SCOTUS case could be ‘catastrophic’

In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed revisiting the 1982 Supreme Court ruling Plyler v. Doe requiring states to provide education to undocumented children.  Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer,…

Tufts University Receives $25 Million Challenge Grant from Schuler Education Foundation to Increase Number of Pell Grant-Eligible Students and Students with Undocumented Status

Tufts University has received a $25 million challenge grant from the Schuler Education Foundation, co-founded by Tufts alumni Jack Schuler and his daughter, Tanya Schuler Sharman, to expand its financial aid support of low-income students, including those whose family income qualifies them for federal Pell Grants, and students with undocumented status.

Proposed DACA rule offers stability, as doors close in Congress

The Office of Management and Budget completed its review of a proposed rule to preserve deportation protections for an estimated 700,000 ‘Dreamers.’ Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell Law School and co-author of a leading 21-volume immigration law…

Biden immigration bill brings promise and peril

The Biden administration plans to unveil its comprehensive immigration bill on Thursday alongside Congressional leaders. The following Cornell University experts are available and a longer list of researchers offering legal, labor and historical perspectives can be found here. Stephen Yale-Loehr,…

UCI-led study profiles undocumented students’ experiences in state public universities

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 10, 2020 — Although most undocumented students at California’s public universities experience disruptions to their education and well-being due to immigration status concerns, more than two-thirds have a 3.0 or higher GPA, according to a new study led by the University of California, Irvine. The findings are the first to be reported under the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity initiative, launched in 2019 and supported by a $270,000 UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives grant.

Tulane immigration law expert calls SCOTUS ruling a surprise victory for Dreamers

Mary Yanik, director of the Tulane Immigrants’ Rights Law Clinic, says the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling barring President Trump from ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is recognition that “the Trump administration’s rescission of the program was…