Post Tagged with: "executive order"

The Holy Trinity Catholic Church supported a Syrian refugee family whose travel to resettle in the U.S. was delayed by the Jan. 27 executive order.

From Syria to Safety: A Family’s Journey to D.C.

The children had been pulled out of school. Belongings were stuffed into four suitcases and the long flights were booked. After fleeing conflict in Syria and finding brief refuge in Erbil, Iraq, the family — mother, father and six children ranging from seven months to 12 years old — was[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

ROSNER: Heeding the Call of Compassion

On Sept. 6, 2015, Pope Francis declared, “I make an appeal. … May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every shrine welcome one [refugee] family, beginning with my diocese of Rome. … The Gospel calls us to be ‘neighbors’ with the abandoned, and to give them concrete hope.” Soon[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Noor Shakfeh’s (GRD ’17) father came to America from Syria to practice medicine when he was 26. Today, Shakfeh works to find disease prevention solutions in Syria.

Two Weeks After Executive Order, ‘All Are Welcome Here’

On Jan. 27, exactly one week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, University Chief of Staff Joe Ferrara interrupted a meeting between students and administrators, carrying with him an announcement. Trump had just signed an executive order imposing an immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Student members of the Muslim community,[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Defiance in the Face of Danger

President Donald Trump’s executive order last week repudiated the core values of interfaith understanding, compassion and coexistence that ought to guide the university — and the country. The ban indefinitely suspends the resettlement of Syrian refugees and temporarily bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. In[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top