University president makes announcement on undocumented students

first_imgUniversity president Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Tuesday in support of Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students at Notre Dame.“I was encouraged to learn today that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will continue to respect Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children,” he said in the statement. “They include DACA students who have been admitted to Notre Dame, thrived here and whom the University fully supports.”Jenkins also expressed concern that undocumented community members who are not protected by DACA will not be afforded the same respect.“We welcome this development, yet remain concerned that other undocumented members of our communities are treated fairly and compassionately,” he said. “We call on our leaders to recognize that, throughout our nation’s history, immigrants have immeasurably enriched us culturally and have been the lifeblood of our economic vitality.”Jenkins’s statement comes two weeks after he announced in a letter to faculty senate that he will not designate Notre Dame a sanctuary campus.Tags: DACA, Jenkins, undocumented studentslast_img read more

McQuaid nomination to be discussed

first_img The embattled president of cycling’s world governing body will be the subject of the June 15 meeting in Dublin after his initial endorsement did not observe the full rules and regulations. The decision will now go to a membership vote. Cycling Ireland company secretary Geoff Liffey announced the date of the meeting, which will consider a single resolution: “That Mr Pat McQuaid be and is hereby nominated by Cycling Ireland to stand as a candidate for the presidency of the UCI at the 2013 UCI congress and that the said nomination be executed and submitted forthwith by the board of this company (Cycling Ireland).” Pat McQuaid’s nomination for president of the UCI will be discussed at an extraordinary general meeting in June, Cycling Ireland has announced. McQuaid’s position as head of the world governing body – a position he has held since 2005 – has been under scrutiny, particularly in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal. Last week, following confirmation an EGM would be held but ahead of the date announcement, McQuaid said on the UCI website: “I was honoured that the board of Cycling Ireland endorsed my nomination as a candidate for the presidency of the UCI earlier this month. “I understand that Cycling Ireland has now decided to refer the matter to an EGM as a result of a technicality arising from the fact that its president temporarily vacated the chair of the nomination meeting so that he could contribute to the meeting under the chair of the CEO. “This decision was taken on the basis of legal advice on procedural rules not on the merits of my nomination which the board has endorsed.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more