Congressman Albio Sires met with a delegation from Saint Peter’s University to discuss the DREAM act.
Saint Peter’s University Opens Center for Undocumented Students
January 5, 2015 — Saint Peter’s
University in Jersey City, New Jersey, has opened The Center for Undocumented
Students (TCUS) to provide support for undocumented students and research the political
and economic realities of immigration.
TCUS will also create
curriculum and training for faculty, administrators and staff to build an
environment of institutional support. The training will teach employees to
identify and become more sensitive to the special needs of undocumented
Faculty and staff at Saint
Peter’s, in constant conversation and daily encounters with undocumented
students, recognized these students needed additional support. Minority
students make up 76 percent of the student body, the most diverse of any U.S.
Jesuit institution of higher education. Included in that is a substantial
population of documented and undocumented immigrants.
“Saint Peter’s has proudly
educated immigrant students since it first opened in 1872 and seeks to continue
and enrich this tradition by extending its welcome and support to undocumented
students,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, president of Saint Peter’s University.
“We are proud to be a part of the large group of Jesuit colleges and
universities that continue to advocate for DREAMers.” [Sources: Saint Peter’s University, Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuits Northeast Province]
January 1, 2018 — In the early days of 2017, the newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, helped set the stage for a year that will be very much remembered for the Jesuits’ care for people at the margins.
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