Post Tagged with: "Immigration"

MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Colin Powell, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said the United States will “come through” its struggle to fully accept immigrants in a speech Wednesday.

Powell: Nation Will Overcome Hostility Toward Immigrants

Colin Powell, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said the United States will “come through” its struggle to fully accept immigrants in a speech in the Fisher Colloquium on Wednesday. “Right now we’re having some diversity problems because of certain political issues we can go into, but[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Signs Amicus Brief Against Trump Order

Georgetown University joined 30 other U.S. universities on an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court calling for the invalidation of President Donald Trump’s second executive order restricting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. The Sept. 18 amicus brief is the second signed by Georgetown that relates to the Jan.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA
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

Students Join Regional Immigration Movement

Eight Georgetown students have joined the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a local initiative launched March 21 led by regional religious groups, that provides spiritual support and legal resources to immigrants at risk of being detained or deported. Sanctuary DMV consists of over 60 religious congregations who have pledged to provide[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Holy Trinity Catholic Church is one of the 60 religious congregations in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area that joined the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a new initiative in support of immigrants.

Religious Congregations Launch Immigrant Protection Network

More than 60 different religious congregations have launched the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a local initiative to provide support and resources to immigrants at risk of being detained or deported. The group, based in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area and made up of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other faith traditions, gathered[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK FOR THE HOYA
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen defended immigration as a part of a cosmopolitan view of world affairs in an event co-sponsored by The Hoya.

Author Advocates Role of Cosmopolitanism in Peace

Cosmopolitanism can serve as an agent for peace in an age of conflict, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen at a talk during an annual symposium hosted by the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. “There are two Americas. There’s the America[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
TAIT RHYSSDAL/THE HOYA
Jonathan Rothwell, Philippe Le Corre and Anders Åslund discussed the implications of the recent rise of golbal populism on international trade relations and immigration.

Panel Examines Impact of Populism

Speakers for the event included Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Anders Åslund, Gallup Senior Economist Jonathan Rothwell and Brookings Institution Senior International Affairs Analyst Philippe Le Corre.  The panel was moderated by Managing Director of the Business and Public Policy Initiative at the McDonough School of Business James Moore. Moore said[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
JESUS RODRIGUEZ/THE HOYA
Noor Shakfeh’s (GRD ’17) father came to America from Syria to practice medicine when he was 26. Today, Shakfeh works to find disease prevention solutions in Syria.

Two Weeks After Executive Order, ‘All Are Welcome Here’

On Jan. 27, exactly one week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, University Chief of Staff Joe Ferrara interrupted a meeting between students and administrators, carrying with him an announcement. Trump had just signed an executive order imposing an immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Student members of the Muslim community,[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: An Uncertain Future

When Associate Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming approached UndocuHoyas last semester to see if anyone wanted to share their story with Congressman Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), I never imagined that on Jan. 4 the senator would give voice to my journey from Mexico to California on the Senate floor.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top