With the Supreme Court now deciding to consolidate and hear the various legal cases challenging the rescission of DACA, continued delays by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including DACA and TPS & DED applications (highlighted in a House Judiciary Committee Hearing yesterday and through the Alliance’s live tweeting ), and the ongoing threats of raids, it is critical for higher education to continue to push for the Senate to act to protect undocumented students.

Senate action is particularly important considering that the House passed its own legislation , the Dream and Promise Act, H.R.6.

In this member update, we unveil our toolkit for Dream and TPS & DED Advocacy in the Senate that you and your campuses can start using this summer. The advocacy toolkit is geared for members and college and university campuses, including students, faculty, and staff to share resources and opportunity for advocacy on behalf of Dreamers, and TPS & DED holders in the Senate.

This toolkit contains resources for Dream Act of 2019, S.874 and the SECURE Act, S.879 , two bills pending in the Senate that would establish a roadmap to citizenship for these populations. It also includes information regarding the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, H.R.6 which passed the House in June of 2019.

Visit the online toolkit at our website or download and view the latest version at this link

For presidents and chancellors who wish to contact their Senators directly and need contact information for key staffers for Senate offices, visit this page and use password “congress” to access. You can find a script for presidents and chancellors at this link .

Please consider sharing the online portal we’ve set up with the Hispanic Association of Colleges Universities (HACU) with campuses, students, and staff:

Through this portal, campuses and students can quickly find out who their Senators are and utilize custom scripts and talking points.

Here are sample tweets you can share about the toolkit and the online advocacy portal:

  • Share widely! @PresImmAlliance released its toolkit to encourage the Senate to pass protections for Dreamers and TPS & DED holders, check out the toolkit here: http://bit.ly/SenateDreamToolkit #ProtecttheDream #DreamAct2019 #SaveTPS #SaveDED
  • Ask the Senate to act on Dreamers and TPS & DED holders and pass the Dream Act of 2019 and SECURE Act! Use the @PresImmAlliance and @HACUNews advocacy portal to contact your Senator: https://bit.ly/DreamSenate #ProtecttheDream #DreamAct2019 #SaveTPS #SaveDED

Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @PresImmAlliance to get all the latest updates on our Senate efforts!

Finally, below we share some toplines regarding a new report from Boundless Immigration regarding family-based immigration to the United States.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miriam Feldblum, Executive Director, and Jose Magaña-Salgado, Director of Policy and Communications
Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration