Lives in the Balance: Dreamers Deserve a Fair Deal, Not Unsteady Pillars

February 15, 2018 | Topics: Immigration Policy

By Mary Giovagnoli

There’s been a lot of talk about the White House’s four pillars of immigration reform, a description that suggests a balanced and even-handed approach to tackling the many problems facing our immigration system. Unfortunately, there’s nothing balanced about President Trump’s immigration framework or the Republican proposal introduced by Senator Grassley that attempts to put it into law. Both condition legal status for Dreamers on a series of proposals that would make our immigration system more punitive, less diverse, and less likely to foster growth and innovation... See More

Budgeting Time for Immigration

January 29, 2018 | Topics: Immigration Policy

By Heather Stewart

When President Trump terminated DACA in September he set in motion a series of events that has led to crisis and hardship for individual DACA recipients. With each day that passes, more DACA recipients lose their status and protection. It is a ticking time bomb of the administration’s own making, but rather than engage Congress in a bipartisan negotiation aimed at resolving this specific issue, the Trump administration has consistently upped the ante. With less than three weeks to finalize the federal budget or risk another government shutdown, the White House is demanding a total rewrite of our immigration laws.... See More

NAFSA Trainer Corps: Learning By Leading

December 14, 2017 | Topics: Professional Learning

By Chad Goeden

Have you ever taken part in a NAFSA Core Education Program (formerly Professional Practice) workshop? Have you ever attended an e-Learning course? If so, you have learned one of the most important professionals in the field of international education: a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps. For more than two decades, the... See More

The NAFSA Challenge

December 13, 2017 | Topics: NAFSA

By Elaine Meyer-Lee, EdD

Outreach is needed now more than ever. NAFSA has been instrumental in making sure your voice was heard this year, particularly through liaison programs such as Welcoming America, and expansion of outreach efforts through advisories, letters, training, and research. Now is the time to consider year-end giving and we hope you will include a gift that will support NAFSA’s role as a leading voice in connecting people and working for a welcoming world based on respect for all. International education is facing ... See More

Your Board of Directors: Cultivating Trusted Advisers for Career and Life

October 24, 2017 | Topics: Careers

By Aleksander Morawski, Samantha Potempa, and Jodi B. Simek

Trusted AdvisersThe first steps to becoming a seasoned international educator can be the most intimidating: attending that first professional conference; breaking the ice on message boards; presenting that first session or workshop. In the back of your mind, you are secretly thinking, “Wow, I hope I’m ready for this!” But these challenges become less daunting when you approach them armed with tools, resources, and a ‘board of directors’ to... See More

Learn. Grow. Lead. NAFSA Membership Opens the Door to Leadership Opportunities

October 06, 2017 | Topics: Leadership

By Mariama Boney and Salvador Chairez

As we move forward in the new academic year, one goal many of you may have is to get more involved in the field outside of your day-to-day work. One of the best ways to do that is as a NAFSA member leader. Volunteer leadership starts with NAFSA membership. All NAFSA members in good standing are eligible to apply for... See More