Entries by Paul Quiñonez

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Aliens in the Land of Egypt

Indeed, it is time for our leaders to do what they were elected to do and tackle this complex issue by passing comprehensive immigration reform. It is time for them to live up to their promises and values, without hiding behind excuses of a president in which they cannot place their trust. That is our message to Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the rest of Congress—will it finally be heard?

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Men and Women For, and With, Others: Let Us Reflect

Why was our university so willing to bombard its student body with emails asking it to help send an accounting team to a national competition, but avoided more controversial issues? Why did it do so when it claims to be committed to social justice issues, and dozens of other Jesuit institutions across the nation were speaking up?

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I’m Advocating for the Future of all our DREAMers

Now that he is back at Gonzaga, Brahiam is still in disbelief over everything that he has been able to experience, and he believes that this will be the case for the rest of his life. Yet Brahiam hopes to use his privilege to help others and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for him. At the end of our meeting Villanueva left me with these words, “I’m not only advocating for myself and my community. I’m advocating for the future of all our DREAMers. For the future of those who will take my place at Gonzaga.”