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This is the second protest in the past week that Fordham Students have participated in to demonstrate their refusal to accept overt racism and xenophobia. Fordham students, faculty and alum are working tirelessly to help those directly affected. Alum Chris Hennessy was mentioned in a New York Times article illustrating the values that are in place at Fordham University. Several clubs and organizations gathered last week to hold a demonstration on the Plaza to explicate their position in regards to the executive orders.
On January 29, 2017, Fordham University’s President, Father Joseph McShane, addressed President Trump’s executive order to restrict the ability to travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as suspending the U.S. refugee program indefinitely in a campus-wide email. McShane sent a list of resources that might aid undocumented students and ensured students and faculty that “Fordham University stands with the tens of thousands of refugees and would-be immigrants affected.” As a University that was founded by the Jesuit Order to provide education to the immigrant population of New York, Fordham University is dedicated to the protection of all who may be affected by this ban.