Post Tagged with: "immigration reform"

Coalescing for Reform

This past Saturday, Hoyas for Immigrant Rights participated in a march from the front gates of the Hilltop to the front gates of the White House in opposition to current immigration policies that have forced the deportation of over two million individuals from the United States. Hoyas for Immigrant Rights[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Students to March for Immigration Reform

Students from Georgetown will take to the streets this Saturday as part of a nationwide protest of the Obama administration’s deportation of undocumented immigrants, encompassing 40 cities in a National Day of Action. Hoyas for Immigrant Rights and the Georgetown University Immigration Coalition, two student groups advocating immigration reform, in[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
McCourt Conference Explores Immigration Reform

McCourt Conference Explores Immigration Reform

Georgetown University sponsored a panel of ambassadors from Mexico, the Philippines and El Salvador to discuss immigration reform for the 20th Annual McCourt School Policy Conference at the U.S. Capitol this past Friday. Although the McCourt School of Public Policy was endowed this year, it continues the conference series of[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

McCarthy Speech Faces Protests

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was interrupted by protestors calling for immigration reform Wednesday evening, the second time a congressman’s speech was interrupted at Georgetown this semester. Three activists interrupted Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) during his[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
All People Deserve the Dream

All People Deserve the Dream

A recent article in The Hoya (“Dreamers Share Stories,” Oct. 25, 2013, A7) about Georgetown students affected by the Dream Act revealed to me how closely immigration reform hits home on the Hilltop. Reformers in Washington have called for an environment that is more welcoming of immigrants, particularly in regards to[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Durbin Calls for Immigration Reform in Gaston

Durbin Calls for Immigration Reform in Gaston

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) spoke about immigration reform in Gaston Hall Tuesday evening, a call that was briefly interrupted by immigration activists who criticized the senator’s approach to the issue. Two years ago, Durbin spoke at Georgetown about the necessity of immigration reform. In Tuesday’s speech, which[Read More…]

by October 30, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Jesuit Coalition Backs Immigration Reform

Georgetown joined more than 30 Jesuit institutions across the country this week in calling on the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a Jesuit social justice organization, organized the “Fall Call,” in which Jesuit universities, parishes and high schools celebrated Masses and encouraged community members to[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Immigration Reform May Aid STEM Students

A group of international students studying science and mathematics met with Brenda Dann-Messier, U.S. assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, last week to advocate for an immigration reform proposal that may soon come before the Senate. Georgetown University Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming (FLL ’72), who has[Read More…]

by April 26, 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
An Undocumented Story

An Undocumented Story

Amid hopeful conversation about humane immigration reform, I felt the urge to share my story and the plight of my parents, friends and community — all of whom share my experience as an undocumented immigrant. I like to think that my story is no different from anyone else’s. I grew[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion