Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for the DREAM Act

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for the DREAM Act

By Abel Flores July 19, 2020

In  August 2001, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act in the U.S. Senate. The DREAM...


University Continues Push for Dream Act as Senate Debate Stalls

By Sarah Mendelsohn February 14, 2018

As debate stalls in the U.S. Senate over a replacement to the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Georgetown University administrators and students are pushing forward with efforts...


Washington-Area College Presidents Tell Congress: Pass Dream Act

By Sarah Mendelsohn October 18, 2017

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...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Expand Advocacy to Protect Dreamers

By Maura Patricia Masters September 8, 2017

As a Georgetown alumna and a high school teacher, who over the years has taught many talented, determined students without documentation, I applaud your support of the bipartisan Dream Act. I urge you...

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

By Cecia Soza September 2, 2016

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...

No Shutdown on Immigration Fight

By Kayla Cross October 11, 2013

In the midst of the federal government shutdown, immigration reform activists continued to rally behind their cause Tuesday during a protest on the National Mall, where approximately 200 participants...

GU Rallies for Immigration

By Lily Westergaard April 12, 2013

A group of nearly 200 Georgetown students marched in Wednesday’s 90-degree heat from the Hilltop to Capitol Hill, joining a crowd of thousands in a rally for immigration reform. The Georgetown University...

CHESS: Immigrant Voters Provide Party Base

By Ethan Chess February 22, 2013

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...

Keeping the American Dream

By Rob Sobhani September 13, 2011

Two mutually reinforcing truths about America get lost in the verbal insults and legal battles of the DREAM Act. First, America's failed immigration system is the flip side of a failed foreign policy....

DREAM Act Voted Down; GU Supporters Disenchanted

By Caitlin Mac Neal December 19, 2010

The U.S. Senate fell short of the votes needed to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which had the vocal support of many Georgetown students and administrators. The DREAM...

Undocumented Students Speak

By Bonnie Duncan November 2, 2010

When Francisco Gutierrez (MSB '13) was a sophomore at his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had plans to apply for an internship like all of his friends. There was only one problem: The application called...

Obstructionism Not the End Goal

By Joseph Albanese October 1, 2010

With a liberal president and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, the Republicans have struggled to find a new role in government. Greatly marginalized, the GOP redefined itself by its staunch opposition...

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