NACE joined with more than 50 other higher education associations in communicating to President Biden the higher ed community’s willingness to help with the administration’s COVID-19 response efforts.
In a January 28, 2021, letter to Acting Secretary of Education Phil Rosenfelt, NACE, along with more than 50 other associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, asked that the Depart of Education clarify that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) funds can be used to help all students, including undocumented and DACA recipients.
NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), encouraged U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to support international students and restore the United States as a destination of choice for international students and scholars. The January 27, 2021, letter outlined several actions Secretary Blinken could take in his role.
In a January 26, 2021, letter to David Peske, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NACE, along with the American Council on Education and more than 50 other higher education associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), expressed concerns about delays in Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorizations.
NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, signed on to a letter calling on President Trump to withdraw Executive Order 13950.
In partnership with nearly 100 higher education associations and organizations, NACE sent a letter to acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf opposing ICE’s July 5 guidance on international students and asking that the administration reconsider its position.
NACE condemns ICE’s ruling regarding international students who, as determined by their colleges and universities in response to the public health crisis, may need to take courses online and urges ICE to reconsider its ruling.
In March 2020, as a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, NACE signed on to a number of position statements aimed at improving legislation ameliorating the effects of the coronavirus crisis or dealing with regulatory actions that may hamper the response.
In January 2020, NACE expressed concern over accreditation-related provisions of the College Affordability Act to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
NACE joined with other higher education associations in supporting H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act.