The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) has proposed several fee increases that would make immigration benefits much less accessible to our low-income immigrant students, staff, and families, including Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and those applying for LPR status.
Higher Education Leaders Recognize Significant Harm to Immigrant Families Resulting From USCIS’ Final Public Charge Rule
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and Services (USCIS) issued its final public charge regulation, which is scheduled for publication tomorrow, August 14th.
Higher Education Leaders Call Proposed “Public Charge” Rule Harmful and Counterproductive for Immigrants and the Country
Washington, D.C. –The Department of Homeland Security has proposed regulations that would penalize low-income immigrants, who receive or who are “likely to receive” public benefits, such as health, housing, and food assistance, that are critical to ensuring they enroll and succeed in higher education.
A New York Times Platform for Dreamers
The New York Times
The New York Times has called on the Trump administration to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and has launched the American Dreamers story sharing platform with DACA recipients.
Increasing Voter Registration with Oportunidad App
This mobile app facilitates voter registration and links Immigrants and Latinos to civic engagement and economic empowerment resources.
Learning the Language of Retail
Community College Journal
Nearly 1.5 million retail workers have limited English proficiency.
Community Colleges Grapple with Pathways for Immigrants
Employment & Training Reporter
According to CCCIE’s new National Survey for Increasing Opportunities for New Americans at Community Colleges, many community college respondents cited a need for strengthening their ties with employers and developing more job-related training and support for immigrants, including contextualized ESL career pathway programs.
CCCIE Joins New Partnership to Increase English Proficiency Within the Retail Sector
The Washington Sun
CCCIE has joined with leadership of the National Immigration Forum, Miami Dade College, and the Walmart Foundation to develop an innovative new program, Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce, to increase the English language skills among retail workers for whom English is a second language.
ESL Speaks the Language of Business
Community College Journal
CCCIE is cited as a resource in ESL Speaks the Language of Business, a white paper in the Community College Journal based on a a webinar co-sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges, CCCIE and Rosetta Stone®.
Chasing the Dream, community colleges prepare to assist young immigrants after Obama’s order
Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Community College Special Supplement
CCCIE’s report DREAMING BIG is featured in this article.