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Welcoming Week 2017

NAFSA is proud to announce our partnership with Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week (September 15-24). Welcoming America is a network of U.S. cities, counties, states, and non-profit organizations who bring together host communities and immigrant and nonimmigrant newcomers. In the coming weeks, NAFSA will provide additional information on ways that your campus or institution can participate in Welcoming Week, a nationwide effort to highlight how our communities and campuses make immigrants, students, scholars and visitors feel welcome.


2017 Advocate of the Year

Fiona Grugan of the University of Arizona was presented with the 2017 Advocate of the Year Award by NAFSA President and Chair of the Board Elaine Meyer-Lee on March 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C., as part of NAFSA's 2017 Advocacy Day.

Action Alert: Stop Harmful Immigration Bills

The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering a series of bills that would make the immigration system even more punitive, would make students and other visitors who overstayed a visa by even one day subject to criminal penalties, restricts refugee eligibility, and would expand the authority of state and local law enforcement to act as federal immigration agents. Urge your Representative to vote against these bills.

Action Alert: Urge your Senators to Support Study Abroad

NAFSA's Global Leader Awards recognize members of Congress that are champions for international education and advance policies that create a more welcoming and globally engaged United States.

Action Alert: Help Save DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy faces an uncertain future unless Congress acts. Urge your Senators to cosponsor the BRIDGE Act (S. 128), a bill that would protect young people brought to the United States as children without documentation and allow them to study and work in the United States for three years.

Action Alert: Travel to Cuba for All

Urge your Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act (H.R. 351). Take a minute to personalize the draft letter provided and explain why you support this bill, making it possible for Americans to travel freely to Cuba, as they can to any other country.

#IAdvocateFor

What is your vision for our world, our country, and our leaders? Watch the video on Connecting Our World and join the #IAdvocateFor campaign on Twitter.

Advocacy Day

On March 13-14, more than 250 advocates went to Capitol Hill to educate their members of Congress on the need for a more globally engaged and welcoming United States. Registration for Advocacy Day 2018 will open this fall.

NAFSA Educators for Cuba

NAFSA Educators for Cuba, a project of the NAFSA Cuba Engagement Initiative, provides policy leadership and targeted advocacy campaigns to end the U.S. trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba.

NAFSA Global Leader Awards

NAFSA's Global Leader Awards recognize members of Congress that are champions for international education and advance policies that create a more welcoming and globally engaged United States.

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