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Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Vargas: Media Shapes Immigration Narrative

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Vargas: Media Shapes Immigration Narrative

Media organizations exacerbate discrimination against immigrants without documentation by misconstruing the role that immigrants play in the United States, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas said at a Gaston Hall event on Wednesday. The language used to describe immigrants without documentation in the media perpetuates the belief that immigrants without[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

2nd Annual UndocuWeek Aims to Garner Support for ‘Dreamers’

A second annual UndocuWeek planned for next month aims to raise awareness and garner support for students without documentation, whose futures remain uncertain after unsuccessful congressional efforts to pass a permanent legislative replacement for the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This year’s UndocuWeek, scheduled to run from April[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 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

VIEWPOINT: Sharing in Resilience, Solidarity

Stories are power. Our journeys at Georgetown University have been marked by moments of bravery, resiliency and solidarity. As we graduate, we leave behind networks of people who have shared their struggles with us and who have listened to ours. We are connected through a shared bond of trust, which[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

UndocuHoyas to Host Inaugural UndocuWeek

In its inaugural UndocuWeek from April 2 to April 7, student advocacy group UndocuHoyas plans to host various public discussions and film screenings highlighting the experiences of both the on-campus and nationwide undocumented community. The events are co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access and Georgetown Scholarship Program,[Read More…]

by March 31, 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

University Appoints New Coordinator for Students Without Documentation

The university has hired Arelis Palacios as its new part-time coordinator for students without documentation, three weeks after student advocacy group UndocuHoyas launched a petition calling for administrators to hire a full-time coordinator for students without documentation. Palacios, who currently serves as senior associate director of programming and advising for[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Support Our UndocuHoyas

Students have circulated a petition through social media calling for the university to hire a full-time coordinator for students living in the country without documentation. The petition was launched Nov. 1 by the student group UndocuHoyas in partnership with Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, another student-led organization, and has amassed more[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
courtesy hoyas for immigrant rights
Student advocacy group Hoyas for Immigrant Rights coordinated with UndocuHoyas to produce a petition.

UndocuHoyas Seeks Liaison for Students Without Documentation

A petition urging the university to hire a full-time coordinator for students without documentation  has amassed 721 signatures from members of the Georgetown community as of press time. Student advocacy group UndocuHoyas launched the petition Nov. 1 in coordination with Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, which represents immigrant students at Georgetown.[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - 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