The Torch

Law School Hosts Discussion on U.S. Immigration Policy

Law School Hosts Discussion on U.S. Immigration Policy

Maher S. Maher, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

In an effort to examine executive immigration policy, dozens of St. John’s Law students gathered for an event sponsored by the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and the Coalition for Social Justice. The Thursday evening at the Mattone Family Atrium at St. John’s Law School began with a t...

Letter to the Editor: Why Ice on Campus Resonates

Letter to the Editor: Why Ice on Campus Resonates

Professor David Farley, Special to the Torch

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am writing in response to the University’s recent decision to invite Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to table at the St John’s Career Fair, an invitation that was maintained despite student and faculty objections and demonstrations. Although I am glad to hear that ICE has decided not t...

The United States of Abuse

The United States of Abuse

Torch Staff

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 14. “(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries’ asylum from persecution. Human beings have the right to move freely within borders, especially when their lives are threatened.” The United States, under the T...

DACA and Daring to Dream

DACA and Daring to Dream

Joerenz Tabanda-Bolina, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

On the second day of Black History Month, Haraya and LASO gave an informational session on Feb. 2 on DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Students Darrell Bratcher and Melissa Lozano led the talk in the Little Theatre and they held a quiet, serious tone as the event moved through facts, ...

One Year Later

One Year Later

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under News

In the year since the election of President Donald Trump, students and staff within the St. John’s community were active in voicing their concerns, hopes and opinions policies he’s enacted. Here are some of those most important moments the Torch documented since Nov. 8, 2016. Peace and Lov...

Trump’s Politics Are to Blame For International Student Admission Drop

Trump’s Politics Are to Blame For International Student Admission Drop

Nia Douglas, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Torch recently reported a decline in international student admissions. Considering that prior to fall 2017 the number of enrolled international students and applications had steadily increased, the trend begs the question as to why the sudden decline occurred in the first place. As an internati...

Why Immigrants Do Not Have to Be Justified

Why Immigrants Do Not Have to Be Justified

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sept. 15th marks the beginning of “National Hispanic Heritage Month”—also known as “Latino Heritage Month.” Per its governmental website, this month-long celebration honors the “generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.” ...

DACA Repeal: Unpatriotic, Anti-life and Non-Christian

DACA Repeal: Unpatriotic, Anti-life and Non-Christian

Angel Vera, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday Sept. 5th, one of the legacies that former president Barack Obama left behind was dissolved by the Trump Administration. It was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would end with a six month hiatus. This executive order iss...

Welcome the Stranger

Welcome the Stranger

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

University President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw responded to the Trump Administration’s controversial decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by reminding the university community that he is among hundreds of college presidents who called for the DACA program to “be...

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Like most industries in America, the fashion industry, which holds an immeasurable influence on the entire world, is blessed by the hard work of immigrants. To name a few, fashion icons such as Oscar de la Renta, Adriana Lima and Anna Wintour are all immigrants. Despite their critical role in the American ...

Students talk Trump order

Students talk Trump order

Suzanne Ciechalski and Angelica Acevedo

February 1, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

An executive order on immigration has shaken the nation with a force that’s being felt here at St. John’s. President Donald Trump on Friday issued an executive action that effectively suspends the issuance of visas and bans citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries--Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

Executive order to set new immigration policy

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under News

President Obama recently gave a speech to the nation in which he unveiled his new immigration reform policy. His new policy will fulfill a promise he made to Americans when he was sworn into office five years ago. In his speech to the nation, President Obama announced that he would be issuing an executive...

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University
Immigration