“To our graduates I say: please accept the sacred invitation to live in the light of service,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey.
BC’s president said that even though Trump’s actions don’t square with his religious and moral worldview, he’s optimistic Americans will come together in a constructive dialogue.
“Although Leahy has not had the best record when it comes to publicly responding to national events and crises, as his most recent email to students was sent in May 2014, he should be commended for responding to such a pertinent matter in a timely fashion.”
In tandem with Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead and Provost David Quigley, Boston College president Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. issued a statement late Sunday night condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations.
“Eradicate is often criticized for our perceived failure to cooperate with the administration. However, Eradicate’s attempts to work through the institution have been ineffectual.”
“The BC administration is more likely to support and have a positive response to Eradicate protests in the future if it receives the recognition that it deserves for meeting student demands, even if only partially.”
“The devil is in the details, however—Leahy’s signature on the Pomona College statement does not change the reality that many undocumented immigrants, including DACA recipients, may soon face: mass detention and deportation.”
“We stand together with Boston College President, Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., who has signed an open letter (along with 435 other college and university presidents and chancellors) urging the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”
Leahy’s action follows the release of a petition on Monday that called on Boston College to declare itself a sanctuary for immigrants.
This fall marks the 20th year of University President Reverend William P. Leahy, S.J. being on campus. This is how he has shaped the University he set out to build.