Close Up: Humanitarianism at the Border

The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and Beyond, a panel discussion hosted by the School of Law and moderated by the Boston Globe’s Maria Cramer, was held April 18. Panelists were Nicole Ramos, director of Al Otro Lado Border Rights Project (from left), Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), and Sarah Sherman Stokes, associate director of […]

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LAW Prof: SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Reflects a “Dark Era”

Karen Pita Loor analyzes Supreme Court’s split decision upholding Trump executive order Protesters outside the Supreme Court on April 25, when the justices were hearing arguments on whether to uphold the Trump travel ban on several Muslim countries. On June 26, the court upheld the ban in a 5-4 vote. Photo by AP/Andrew Harnik. The […]

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Student Volunteers Share ASB Experiences on Instagram

Last week, 275 BU students and chaperones fanned out across the country, to Puerto Rico, and to Montreal for Alternative Spring Breaks, the annual week of service where students volunteer with local nonprofits. This year, students worked on projects ranging from environmental reform and public health to immigrant and refugee services and food justice. Along […]

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STH Students Travel to US-Mexico Border to Learn Migrant Ministry

Travel seminar trip an education in the miseries facing immigrants Students in STH’s Arizona/Mexico Border Seminar spent more than a week in Arizona and Mexico in January immersing themselves in the existence of migrants and those who minister to them. A second group will do the same next week over spring break.  STH students travel […]

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Supreme Court Travel Ban Review Shouldn’t Affect Students, Staff

University still advises consultation with ISSO advisors The Supreme Court yesterday allowed certain travel restrictions sought by President Trump to take effect, but an exception appears to cover BU affiliates. Photo by sframephoto/iStock. BU students, faculty, and staff, including students admitted beginning this fall, apparently will not be barred from entering the United States and […]

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BU Weighs In Against Trump Travel Ban

Joins seven area schools in amici curiae motion The amici curiae brief submitted by BU, Boston College, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in US District Court supporting a lawsuit calling for repeal of Trump’s executive order on immigration. Boston University and seven other area schools are supporting a federal lawsuit challenging […]

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BU Will Not Share Info on Undocumented Students

Will obey a court order, cannot bar immigration officials from campus More than 2,000 members of the BU community asked the University to declare itself a “sanctuary campus” for undocumented students. Photo (left) by Kalman Zabarsky. Boston University will not share information about any undocumented students with immigration authorities unless those authorities have a subpoena or […]

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President Brown Signs Pro-DACA Open Letter

Counters Trump’s threat to kill program for undocumented youth President Robert A. Brown signed an open letter defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects children of undocumented immigrants. Photo by Brian Snyder. University President Robert A. Brown last week signed an open letter, along with more than 250 higher education leaders, […]

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