NAFSA Public Policy Blog

The NAFSA public policy team provides commentary and resources on a broad range of topics related to international education and policies that will create a more welcoming and globally engaged United States. Read the latest entries from NAFSA's public policy team below.

Maintaining Momentum with Cuba

As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the announcement of normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, NAFSA remains committed to our advocacy campaign directed at Congress to ensure that Americans can travel freely to Cuba .
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Why the Fate of DACA Depends on a Clean Dream Act

On September 5, the Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, phasing it out over the next six months to press Congress to act on a legislative solution before March 5, 2018. From that day forward, DACA expirations will
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Living in Midair: Life as an Undocumented Youth

Living in Midair: Life as an Undocumented Youth In life, there are some experiences that others can try to relate to and genuinely feel sympathy and compassion for but never truly understand unless they’ve lived those experiences themselves. Being undocumented in the land of the free and home of the
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Five Years of DACA: DREAMing of a More Secure Future

Five Years of DACA: DREAMing of a More Secure Future Five years ago today, former President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, one of the most significant administrative immigration decisions of the past twenty years. With DACA, many
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