Tag: Undocumented Students

Protections for Undocumented Students Under Attack

Protections for Undocumented Students Under Attack

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09/15/2017

Last week, President Trump reneged on a promise and threw the livelihoods of 800,000 young people into jeopardy by announcing that he plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Those affected are people who moved to the United States with their parents as children and have completed or are working…

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

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04/07/2017

Each time I have the opportunity to pass by Healy Hall, I can’t help but think of how fortunate I am to be at an institution like Georgetown. I look at how magnificent the building is and often wonder whether I am living in reality or not. It just seems so surreal. But after the…

Georgetown Sanctuary Campus Movement holds Solidarity Walk

Georgetown Sanctuary Campus Movement holds Solidarity Walk

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12/07/2016

On Dec. 2, representatives from the Georgetown Sanctuary Campus Movement delivered a petition to President John DeGioia’s office requesting that the university administration and GUPD implement certain policies to protect undocumented and other marginalized groups of students. Between 40 and 50 students gathered in Red Square before taking part in a “Solidarity Walk” to President…

University hires undocumented student coordinator

University hires undocumented student coordinator

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12/07/2016

The university hired Arelis Palacios as a part-time coordinator for students without documentation on Nov. 20, after students circulated a petition calling on the university to create a position to advise undocumented students following the presidential election. Palacios currently works full-time as senior associate director of programming and advising at the Office of Global Education…

Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students

Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students

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12/02/2016

For those residing in the United States without documentation, including approximately 65,000 students, an uncertain future awaits. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to eliminate the pathway to legal residency for 11 million people. Undocumented students on Georgetown’s campus and across the nation need support in order to access the education many others may take for…

Working group supports petition for undocumented student coordinator

Working group supports petition for undocumented student coordinator

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11/21/2016

In response to an UndocuHoyas and Hoyas for Immigrants Rights petition, the working group on undocumented student has announced its support for the hiring of an undocumented student coordinator. Additionally, University President John DeGioia affirmed his continued support for undocumented students in a Nov. 21 statement by supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

UndocuHoyas asks university to disinvite Johnson

UndocuHoyas asks university to disinvite Johnson

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05/10/2016

A group of 30 students delivered a letter to the School of Foreign Service Deans on May 9 asking the University to rescind Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s invitation to speak at the SFS Commencement ceremony. Members and allies of UndocuHoyas, a group that advocates for students who are undocumented immigrants, believe that inviting…

Georgetown establishes new website for undocumented students

Georgetown establishes new website for undocumented students

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04/13/2016

Georgetown University launched a new website last Thursday, April 7 to help undocumented students navigate the specific challenges presented by their citizenship status. The website serves to consolidate existing campus resources aimed at helping undocumented students at various stages in  their Georgetown career, while also pointing students toward resources in the community. The website highlights…

Beyond Borders: Undocumented and Traveling the World

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03/26/2015

I don’t know if it was my obsession with watching Pokémon or all the long nights I spent reading fantasy novels, but I’ve always had an insatiable thirst for adventure and exploring the unknown. One day, I swore to myself, I would save enough money and travel the world, sampling exotic new foods and forging…

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