The Catholic University of America

President John Garvey, was quoted in an article published by Crux, discussing his support for undocumented students. He was also interviewed by Our Sunday Visitor on the topic. See below.

Catholic college presidents stand up for undocumented students

From: Crux 
Date: December 2, 2016
Author: Mark Zimmermann

John Garvey, the president of The Catholic University of America, said the Catholic educational leaders’ support for those undocumented students demonstrates that the Church is not just concerned about pro-life and religious liberty issues, but also about care for the poor and immigrants.

Catholic University’s president said he does hope that the statements send a message to the incoming Trump administration and to other government leaders, about retaining the DACA program and about working for the just treatment of the nation’s immigrants.“Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress and the presidency, I hope they can come up with an inviting, compassionate and generous vision for welcoming people to America, especially people like this,” Garvey said.

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‘We’re there to walk with them on this journey’

From: Our Sunday Visitor 
Date: December 13, 2016
Author: Brian Fraga


... “These young people who are immigrants, who are not citizens and do not have permanent residency, they were brought here as kids by their parents, and they have done what we want all young Americans to do, which is to succeed in high school, go to college and work hard,” said John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America.


Garvey, who signed the ACCU letter, told OSV that a deep level of concern has set in among undocumented students and their families, and that it has made them feel uncertain about their place in the culture.

“It’s really important we change the terms of the debate, that we make students who are here on visas, young people who didn’t arrive here under their own steam, to make them feel welcome in this country,” Garvey said. ...


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