Post Tagged with: "DREAM Act"


University Continues Push for Dream Act as Senate Debate Stalls

As debate stalls in the U.S. Senate over a replacement to the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Georgetown University administrators and students are pushing forward with efforts to lobby for permanent legal protections for students without documentation. On Sep. 5, the administration of President Donald Trump rescinded DACA,[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Expand Advocacy to Protect Dreamers

As a Georgetown alumna and a high school teacher, who over the years has taught many talented, determined students without documentation, I applaud your support of the bipartisan Dream Act. I urge you to go a step further and support the Recognizing America’s Children Act. It is bipartisan legislation in[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Luis Rosales (MSB ’18), a student who immigrated from El Salvador, received a full-ride scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, allowing him to transfer to Georgetown from Montgomery College this year.

Immigrant Student Receives Full-Ride Scholarship to Georgetown

When El Salvador was facing violence and economic turmoil in the late 1990s following a bloody civil war, a 9-year-old Luis Rosales (MSB ’18) was brought to the United States by his parents. “There was a lot of violence and economic turmoil. A lot of the times, they read cases[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
No Shutdown on Immigration Fight

No Shutdown on Immigration Fight

In the midst of the federal government shutdown, immigration reform activists continued to rally behind their cause Tuesday during a protest on the National Mall, where approximately 200 participants were arrested. Among those arrested were eight Democratic members of the House of Representatives and Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments City News, News
GU Rallies for Immigration

GU Rallies for Immigration

A group of nearly 200 Georgetown students marched in Wednesday’s 90-degree heat from the Hilltop to Capitol Hill, joining a crowd of thousands in a rally for immigration reform. The Georgetown University Immigration Coalition, an umbrella organization that works with student groups including Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, the Asian American Student Association, MEChA and[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments City News, News
CHESS: Immigrant Voters Provide Party Base

CHESS: Immigrant Voters Provide Party Base

Many observers predicted soon after Barack Obama’s re-election in November that comprehensive immigration reform would be his first legislative undertaking during his second term, given the significant role Latino voters played in the president’s re-election. Some exit polls put their support for the President as high as 75 or 80[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Keeping the American Dream

Two mutually reinforcing truths about America get lost in the verbal insults and legal battles of the DREAM Act. First, America’s failed immigration system is the flip side of a failed foreign policy. For example, Mexican officials are allowed to export their revolution to the United States by failing to[Read More…]

by September 13, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DREAM Act Voted Down; GU Supporters Disenchanted

The U.S. Senate fell short of the votes needed to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which had the vocal support of many Georgetown students and administrators. The DREAM Act would have provided undocumented youths with a green card and path to citizenship through completing either[Read More…]

by December 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Undocumented Students Speak

When Francisco Gutierrez (MSB ’13) was a sophomore at his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had plans to apply for an internship like all of his friends. There was only one problem: The application called for a social security number he did not have. Gutierrez was 14 years old[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News