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The weeklong GUHereToStay campaign featured a “Dream Wall” in Red Square, where students wrote messages of support to the undocumented community.

GUHereToStay Campaign Rallies Support for Dream Act

GUHereToStay, a weeklong Georgetown University Student Association campaign launched Monday, engaging students and administrators to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. The campaign marks GUSA’s latest and most aggressive efforts to push for a law protecting undocumented students from deportation after the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: GUSA Promises Remain Unmet

Halfway through the term, the administration of Georgetown University Student Association President Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Vice President Jessica Andino (COL ’18) has made minimal progress on the core proposals of its campaign. A lack of cohesive vision and a disparity between the priorities of the president and vice[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Championing Equity and Opportunity

I have always longed to teach. When former Secretary of Education John King Jr. spoke at Georgetown on Oct. 3 and, in his remarks, called on the audience to be “champions of equity and opportunity,” this idea resonated deeply with me. Still, as a low-income and first-generation college student without[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Washington-Area College Presidents Tell Congress: Pass Dream Act

University President John J. DeGioia and the leaders of three other Washington, D.C.-area colleges and universities called on Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017, a bill that would protect undocumented students from deportation and provide a path to citizenship, in a Monday panel. DeGioia spoke alongside George Mason[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Graduate Student Government voted to endorse a letter to ask for more alumni support in Congress for a permanent DACA solution.

Graduate Student Government Votes to Endorse DACA Letter Campaign

The Georgetown University Graduate Student Government voted to support the publication of a letter from student activists in support of the withdrawn Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to encourage Georgetown alumni in the U.S. Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017. The letter, which condemns President Donald Trump’s[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Associate Director for Undocumented Student Services Arelis Palacios called for Georgetown students to support their peers who lack documentation through off-campus activism.

University Lobbies for Dream Act After DACA Repeal

Georgetown University administrators detailed the university’s efforts to fight for a permanent replacement for the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at an information session held in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Monday. The Trump administration announced Tuesday, Sept. 5 it would rescind DACA — an[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Sixteens students without documentation met with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) Wednesday night.

Georgetown Dreamers Welcomed on Capitol Hill Following DACA Repeal

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) of Illinois hosted 16 students without documentation on Capitol Hill to express his support after this week’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The students, some of whom were protected under the Obama-era policy, watched from the Senate floor[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
About 115 Georgetown students marched to the Capitol Sunday, Jan. 19 in support of immigration reform. The March for America drew tens of thousands of immigrants and activists.

DeGioia Condemns ‘Unconscionable’ Termination of DACA

University President John J. DeGioia condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, calling it an “unconscionable decision” in a university-wide email Tuesday night. DeGioia also renewed his support for students without documentation in a statement posted to Facebook. “As a nation, we have[Read More…]

by September 5, 2017 1 comment Campus News, City News, News, News - Top

New Post Offers Support to Undocumented Students

The university has appointed its first full-time associate director for undocumented student services to provide support for students without documentation and coordinate legal information and resources for this community. Arelis Palacios, who currently serves as a part-time coordinator for students without documentation and senior associate director of programming and advising[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News

Community Members Launch Defense of DACA

Sen. Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, LAW ’69), a Democrat from Illinois, rose to the Senate floor Aug. 2 to tell the story of one of the more than 750,00 beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He had been talking about these immigrants for years, but this time[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News