On August 1, CGS joined the American Council on Education and 38 other organizations on an amicus brief regarding institutes of higher education using consideration of race and ethnicity as part of admissions review.

CGS Joins Amicus Briefs on DHS and DOL H-1B Visa Rule Changes (10/30/20)

On October 30, CGS joined the American Council on Education and 22 other higher education organizations on two amicus briefs seeking preliminary injunctions for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) H-1B visa rule changes. One, filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is available here, and the other, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is available here.

On July 13, CGS joined 71 higher education organizations on an amicus brief filed in a federal district court regarding Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit challenging ICE’s July 6 guidance on international students and online education.

On May 22, CGS joined 40 higher education organizations in submitting an amicus brief on the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard case in support of Harvard’s “holistic” admissions process.

On October 4, CGS joined an amicus brief submitted by 43 other higher education associations. The brief, which was led by the American Council on Education (ACE), was submitted to the Supreme Court urging that the justices uphold the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The court will hear oral arguments on November 12 related to a set of three court cases challenging the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA, first announced in September 2017. The amicus brief expresses support for the courts’ decision to currently keep DACA in place, highlighting how rescinding the policy would be extremely detrimental for Dreamers, their peers, institutions of higher education, and the nation writ large.

On July 30, CGS joined 36 other higher education associations on an amicus brief in support of holistic admissions review and the use of race as one factor in reviewing applicants. The brief, which was filed in the case Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard, focuses on diversity in the student body, and highlights the benefits of holistic admissions as a way to achieve this diversity.

CGS joined 32 other higher education associations in submitting an amicus brief on March 29 to the Supreme Court on a case examining the president’s third ban on several majority-Muslim countries. The administration issued the third version of its travel ban in September 2017, which places restrictions of varying degrees on entry to the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela. The brief highlights the ban’s potential impacts on U.S. college and universities.

On September 19, CGS along with 29 other higher education associations submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding President Trump’s second executive order which banned refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries. The brief focuses on the importance of maintaining a welcoming perception to international students and scholars. It highlighted the risks of deterring them from studying, teaching and researching in the United States. Further, it argues that the travel ban has already harmed America’s reputation in the global education market.