NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing: Immigration and International Students

with Maria Blanco, Grant Azdell

About This Course

The second installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building general knowledge on immigration and international students through an advocacy framework. This briefing will delve into the legislative and regulatory landscape faced by immigrant and international students in the Trump Administration and challenges this landscape brings for student affairs professionals in supporting student success. The briefing will include advocacy tips participants can use to engage with their state or federal elected officials and/or appropriate agency staff. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct state or federal advocacy on behalf of immigrant or international students. 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • learn more about immigration and student visa policies that impact communities in higher education;
  • explore ways in which individuals can advocate toward policy changes that protect immigrant and international students; and
  • discuss the current climate of the Trump Administration and what this means for higher education in regards to immigration and international students.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

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