Over the past several years, Brown and its international students and scholars have experienced an unprecedented array of immigration-related challenges and setbacks. We have worked closely with peer institutions, higher education associations, Rhode Island congressional delegations, and other partners to advocate for inclusive support of international students and scholars including:
President Paxson led Rhode Island’s statewide presidents and chancellors’ delegation advocating for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status (08/30/2017)
President Paxson led Rhode Island presidents and chancellors delegation to advocate for international students and scholars to Rhode Island congressional staff (10/9/2019)
Brown is signatory to amici brief in support of the actions taken by Harvard and MIT seeking a temporary restraining order to block the implementation of the SEVP July 6 rule (7/13/2020)
Office of Global Engagement submits public comment advocating against the duration of status proposed rule change (10/26/2020)
Brown is signatory to an amicus brief in support of the actions taken by Cornell and the Chamber of Commerce seeking an injunction against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations on H1B visas (10/30/2020).
Presidents of the eight Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU) of Rhode Island submitted a joint letter calling on Congress to take steps to alleviate multiple issues currently facing international students studying in the United States (6/30/21).
It is impossible to overstate the impact and contributions of international students and scholars to Brown and the U.S., and Brown will continue to advocate for inclusive and equitable immigration policies.