immigration

145 arrested at White House for immigration reform protest

145 people were arrested on Thursday¬†outside of the White House, where protesters called on President Obama to take action to stop deportations and to provide relief for immigrant families. The organizations Casa de Maryland and Casa de Virginia… Read More

Dick Durbin talks immigration reform, student activists protest for DREAM 30

Senator Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, L ’69), the Senate Majority Whip, spoke in Gaston Hall on Tuesday evening about his plans for comprehensive immigration reform. As chief proponent of the DREAM Act since he himself introduced the bill… Read More

Ex-Braceros visit Georgetown students, speak about immigrant rights

In an event hosted last night by the Kalmanovitz Initiative, ex-braceros and those affected by the movement shared their stories with the Georgetown community. The night included the screening of a documentary that details the movement, The Harvest… Read More

Georgetown students arrested at May 1st Immigrants’ Rights Rally

This past Saturday, approximately sixty Georgetown students joined the thousands who gathered in D.C. to protest recent Arizona immigration laws and to demand comprehensive immigration reform from Congress. While the rally itself was expected, what happened next was… Read More

WaPo profiles Georgetown student in danger of deportation

On Sunday, the Washington Post published a riveting and sobering freelance piece by Phuong Ly about Jaun Gomez, an extremely bright 19-year-old finance major who may face deportation to Colombia—where he hasn’t lived since age 2—before he can… Read More