On August 20, 2021 UCIEP joined TESOL, NAFSA, and EnglishUSA in a letter to the leaders of four U.S. government agencies in response to the Joint Statement of Principles asking them to include English language programs in the development of a coordinated U.S. international student recruitment strategy

On October 22, 2020 UCIEP submitted feedback on the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to replace the duration of status designation for F-1 and J-1 visa holders with a fixed period of admissibility. This proposed rule stood to create an unprecedented disruption in recruitment and enrollment of international students in English language programs in the U.S. In addition, UCIEP together with TESOL and EnglishUSA issued a joint statement  on the topic that was also submitted to the public comments section of the Federal Register.