St. Thomas University Students Engaging in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Initiatives
Miami’s St. Thomas University students are engaging in campus dialogues, public information campaigns, and signature drives to influence public opinion and legislators in the final rounds of the immigration reform arena. They are raising their voices on campus and off-campus, joining efforts with national Catholics who are also following the US Conference on Catholic Bishops’ position and message: that America is a land of opportunity, a country where those who have experienced oppression, asylum and political injustices and are demonstrating hard work, should become part of the fabric and be allowed to expand the country’s economic growth.
Campus Ministry Director, Rev. Luis Rivero, has been one of the inspiring forces driving the gatherings and action, instilling in the youngsters the vision of Catholic social doctrine. The University has been conducting forums, lectures and student gatherings – from the St. Thomas Law’s Distinguished Speaker Series that featured Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law to an October 30th campus dialogue, with actual student testimonials.