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    The Administration
    April 19, 2021

    CGS and other Higher Education Associations Send Public Comments to DHS Regarding DACA (11/29/21)

    On November 29, the higher education community submitted public comments to the Department of Homeland Security regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Since the program was established in 2012 it has not undergone any formal rulemaking. This is an important step to further enshrine a program that many in the United States, including employers and institutions of higher education, have come to depend on, and allows qualifying undocumented people brought to this country at a young age to remain here.


    CGS Joins Coalition Letter to Biden Administration Regarding National Science Foundation Funding (11/9/21)

    On November 5, the Coalition for National Science Funding sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding increased funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year 2023. NSF plays a critical role in advancing our nation’s competitiveness and addressing research and education challenges related to many Biden Administration priorities.


    CGS and the Higher Education Community Continues to Support Afghan Students and Scholars (11/5/21)

    In this latest letter to Secretary Antony Blinken, the higher education community asks the U.S. State Department to prioritize visa appointments for Afghan students and scholars and to grant them the needed flexibility in determining non-immigrant intent for F-1 and J-1 visa applicants. 


    CGS Joins Letter on Importance of Supporting International Education (11/3/21)

    On November 3, CGS joined a coalition letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in support of prioritizing and strengthening the Department of Education’s international and foreign language education and research role.


    CGS Joins Letter on P-2 Visas for Afghan STEM Professionals (8/25/21)

    On August 25, CGS joined a community letter to the Office of Science and Technology policy advocating the extension of evacuation assistance to STEM professionals with ties to international scientific networks. 


    CGS Joins Letter to DOS on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and NIE (07/20/21)

    On July 20, CGS joined a community letter to the Department of State (DOS) regarding the current travel restrictions due to COVID-19 and seeking clarification on the national interest exemption (NIE).


    CGS Joins Comments to Dept of Ed on Title IV (07/01/21)

    On July 1, CGS joined a community letter to the Department of Education providing written comment on topics suggested by the Department as part of the Department's intention to pursue negotiated rulemaking on programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.


    CGS Joins Letter on Presidential Proclamation 10043 (06/10/21)

    On June 10, CGS joined a community letter to the Department of State requesting an updated brief on Presidential Proclamation 10043, which suspends and limits certain new and existing nonimmigrant visas.


    CGS Joins Comments to Dept of Ed During Title IX Review(06/10/21)

    On June 10, CGS joined the higher education community on comments to the Department of Education with recomomended changes to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


    CGS Joins Letter to Biden-Harris Domestic Policy Council on Federal Student Loan Origination Fees (04/19/21)

    On April 19, CGS joined a community letter to the White House Domestic Policy Council in support of S. 847, the Student Loan Tax Elimination Act, which would eliminate costly origination fees on federal student loans disbursed on or after March 27, 2020.


    CGS Comments on NIH UNITE Initiative (4/8/21)

    On April 8, CGS submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) UNITE Initaitive in response to a Request for Information inviting insights and suggestions to advance and strengthen racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce and to advance health disparities and health equity research.


    CGS Joins Letter Requesting President Biden Champion the RISE Act (3/24/21)

    On March 24, CGS joined a letter led by Research!America, requesting President Biden champion the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R.869/S.289), which would provide $25 billion for research relief.


    CGS Joins Letter to DOS, DHS on Actions to Support International Students (3/18/21)

    On March 18, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter recommending how the Department of State (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can support international students' return to campuses and institutions in the fall 2021 semester.


    CGS Joins Letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas on Higher Ed Priorities (2/3/21)

    On February 3, CGS joined a letter congratulating Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on his confirmation and sharing how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can support international students and scholars.


    CGS Joins Letter to President Biden on IHEs' Role in Overcoming COVID-19 (1/29/21)

    On January 29, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to the Biden Administration outlining the ways that higher education institutions (IHEs) could be a resource in the fight against the COVID pandemic. 


    CGS Joins Letter to Acting Secretary of Education on Scope of Emergency Student Funds (1/28/21)

    On January 28, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to Acting Secretary Rosenfelt asking that DREAMers and international students be made eligible for emergency student funds under HEERF II.


    CGS Joins Community Letter to Secretary of State Blinken (1/27/21)

    On January 27, CGS joined an introductory letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken including higher education priorities for international students and scholars.


    CGS Joins Community Letter to DHS on OPT (1/26/21)

    On January 26, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting support for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    CGS Joins TFAI Coalition Letter to President Biden (1/25/21)

    On January 25, CGS joined the Taskforce on American Innovation coalition in sending an introductory letter to President Biden including priorities for research and development.


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