By: Rene Howard-Paez, Staff Reporter
Students, faculty, religious leaders and concerned neighbors were in attendance Tuesday, March 15 at Dominican University’s immigration forum.
The evening’s discussion addressed the statistical, legal, theological and ethical aspects of immigration, beginning with the question “Is dreaming illegal?,” which was also the title of the event.
The four-person, comprehensive panel, all of different backgrounds, was co-hosted by the Center for Global Peace through Commerce and the Siena Center.
Claire Noonan, the director of the Siena Center, provided opening remarks giving context to immigration and the university. “It is a deeply personal issue for all of us at Dominican University, where we pride ourselves in being a relationship-centered place, where the participation in the creation of a much just and humane world is a driving priority,” she said.