United States Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) joined protesters in Harvard Square in condemning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall and other immigration policies during a President’s Day rally Monday afternoon.
A mix of faculty from Harvard and other local universities worked to organize the event to "keep the momentum going" for immigration legislation.
With ongoing uncertainty regarding the renewal of DACA, the Ed School hosted a panel focused on ways to support undocumented students in K-12 schools.
Harvard spent over half a million dollars lobbying the federal government in 2016, a number that has held relatively steady for the past five years.
University President G. Faust wrote a letter to the Massachusetts House delegation critiquing an amendment that would roll back a key Obama administration immigration initiative.
Many Harvard students drew on personal experiences in the days following the announcement to argue that the new program will have a positive impact on undocumented students and families.
The campaign aims to encourage young undocumented immigrants to pursue their educational goals and includes contributions from Harvard students and faculty.
The bill would provide undocumented immigrants who arrived before 2011 with a 13-year process that would lead to legalization and eventually citizenship.
Robust immigration laws have fostered the exploitation of undocumented laborers, Social Studies Lecturer Rebecca B. Galemba argued at a movie screening hosted by Harvard College Act on a Dream on Thursday evening.