For Many Nicaraguans, Emigration is an Escape Valve

For Many Nicaraguans, Emigration is an Escape Valve

Serena Cosgrove, Ph.D. never set out to be an expert on immigration. But in 2015, when Seattle University (SU) was invited by the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Nicaragua to dedicate collaborative efforts to research and advocacy on the topic of immigration, she began to organize and carry out projects for UCA and SU professors and students to work on together.

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Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic Pursues Legal Integrity on Both Sides of Border

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic Pursues Legal Integrity on Both Sides of Border

The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, the first law school-housed, community-based immigration clinic in the United States, pursues justice on behalf of its clients through a range of initiatives: assistance with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) renewals; humanitarian relief for unaccompanied minors and victims of crime; outreach on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border; immigration law training for pro bono removal defense attorneys; and free intake clinics in East Los Angeles.

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Fordham Introduces New Graduate Degree for Aspiring Aid Workers

Fordham Introduces New Graduate Degree for Aspiring Aid Workers

In November 2017, Fordham’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) established a Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies, a 30-credit interdisciplinary program built on social justice values and humanitarian principles. Offered through Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, it is the first U.S.-based Master's degree dedicated exclusively to international humanitarian response. This month, the University welcomed its inaugural cohort of students.

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Jesuit Social Research Institute Educates and Advocates for Immigrants in Gulf South & Beyond

Jesuit Social Research Institute Educates and Advocates for Immigrants in Gulf South & Beyond

The Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) was founded in 2007 as a collaborative project of Loyola University New Orleans and the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province. The mission of JSRI is to promote a faith that does justice through education, advocacy and research on the core issues of race, poverty and migration. Our geographic focus is the Gulf South states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas.

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Displaced: Loyola Chicago Research Shows Long-term Impact of Environmental Disasters

Displaced: Loyola Chicago Research Shows Long-term Impact of Environmental Disasters

As the number of displaced people and refugees continues to grow, children can be easily overlooked. An important part of Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children’s mission and work is to enforce existing international and national laws that provide them with protection, and to advocate for the unique needs of children as they migrate.

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JRS/USA Accompanies, Serves & Advocates for Refugees

JRS/USA Accompanies, Serves & Advocates for Refugees

We are currently facing the greatest crisis of displaced people since World War II. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that 68.5 million people are currently forcibly displaced from their homes – that’s 30 people newly displaced every minute. The Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is committed to working to respond to these people and to their plight.

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AJCU Fosters Global Collaboration Through Migration Research Directory

AJCU Fosters Global Collaboration Through Migration Research Directory

As one response to the global migration crisis, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has launched a new Migration Research Directory. This online tool (built on a searchable, open-access platform) allows faculty to list their research interests, along with articles, video lectures and other scholarly links. The result is a rich academic resource for faculty at Jesuit colleges and universities around the globe, as well as NGOs, lawmakers and all citizens concerned about migration issues.

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Fall 2018 AJCU Conference Schedule

Fall 2018 AJCU Conference Schedule

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) sponsors over 35 conferences (affinity groups) within the AJCU Network. The conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss collaboration and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Find out which meetings are taking place this fall.

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