Tag: DACA

Defend DACA, but aim for reform

Defend DACA, but aim for reform

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12/06/2019

In 2012, President Barack Obama made a promise to undocumented immigrants in the United States. With his passage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), undocumented people who were under the age of 16 when they entered the country—before June 2007—were granted the basic rights to attend school and work without fear of…

GUSA Executive discusses midterm achievements

GUSA Executive discusses midterm achievements

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11/25/2019

GUSA President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) sat down with the Voice to evaluate the performance of the GUSA Executive at the midway point of his tenure. Due to scheduling conflicts, GUSA Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) was unable to be interviewed for this article.  Francis emphasized the duo’s focus on implementing their campaign…

Georgetown Files Amicus Brief in DACA Case

Georgetown Files Amicus Brief in DACA Case

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10/09/2019

Georgetown filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Oct. 4, petitioning the Court to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Filed along with 18 other universities, including Brown, Harvard, and Yale, the brief asks that the Court uphold previous decisions by lower courts denying the Trump administration’s efforts…

University officials express continued support for DACA and undocumented students during info session

University officials express continued support for DACA and undocumented students during info session

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03/20/2018

University officials addressed Georgetown’s continued commitment to and support for undocumented students and their families on March 13. The information session, “DACA: Current State of Play and How Georgetown Community Members Can Help” came after the March 5 expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA provided illegal immigrants who entered the…

DeGioia Affirms Support for DREAM Act in Op-Ed

DeGioia Affirms Support for DREAM Act in Op-Ed

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10/30/2017

University president John DeGioia co-authored an Oct 16 op-ed in The Hill with three other presidents of area universities asking Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. DeGioia was joined by the presidents of George Mason University, Ángel Cabrera, Montgomery College, DeRionne Pollard, and Northern Virginia Community College, Scott…

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