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The Center for Human Rights and International Justice was featured in the most recent version of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities' (AJCU) online newsletter, Connections. Read the article here.

Kevin Ahern, a Theology Ph.D student and participant in the Center's human rights seminar,  traveled to Vatican City to take part in the Forum of Catholic NGO's. Kevin was invited to present an overview of the reality of Catholic NGOs working at the United Nations. He was also asked to present the 87 diverse organizations including Jesuit Refugee Service and Catholic Relief Services to Pope Benedict XVI. Read Kevin's presentation here.  

Professor Daniel Kanstroom is quoted in a recent New York Times article, "Immigrant Workers Caught in Net Cast for Gangs" which describes how in a recent raid meant to be part of a crackdown on immigrant gangs, 10 of the 11 men arrested had no gang ties.

Catholic U. and the common good Commitment to the common good should have both intellectual and social impact on Catholic universities, says BC theologian Rev. David Hollenbach, SJ, who recently delivered an address on the subject.

"Two Misunderstandings About Immigration" Kanstroom Op-Ed appears on History News Network

Prof. Daniel Kanstroom Quoted in the Financial Times.

“No Need for a Warrant, You’re an Immigrant.” Prof. Daniel Kanstroom is quoted extensively in the New York Times on the lack of legal protections for the human rights of immigrants in the U.S. 

Kanstroom wins BC Law Faculty Pro Bono Award Professor Daniel Kanstroom was announced as the Boston College Law School 2007 Faculty Pro Bono Award winner at the event for his work in immigration and human rights. The Faculty Pro Bono award is given annually to a member of the faculty who best exemplifies the Jesuit tradition of service to others and who leads students by example to participate in law-related pro bono work.

M. Brinton Lykes, PhD, has been awarded the 2007 Marion Langer Award for distinction in social advocacy and the pursuit of human rights. She is being honored for her "innovative scholarship and humanitarian work in development of a psychology of liberation".

Mary Holper and BCIAP receive award for deportation defense work in New Bedford

Kanstroom Hosts Brazilian Delegation Director of the Law School’s International Human Rights Program and Associate Director of the Center hosted the delegation of visiting professors of law and social science, prosecutors, and human rights practitioners.

New Surge in War Against Immigrants  Director of the Center, Daniel Kanstroom, was featured in a recent radio broadcast discussing the state and federal immigration policies undertaken within the last year.

Lessons from the Wounded Edge Director of the Center, David Hollenbach, S.J., reported on the grassroots Church-based initiatives that are helping to transform Colombia from a troubled country into a school for peace in the August 11, 2007 issue of The Tablet.

Hafner Named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Associate Director of the Center Donald Hafner, who has played a key role in building Boston College's successful fellowships program, was appointed as the University's inaugural Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.

Senseless Deportations: Rachel Rosenbloom, supervising attorney for the Center's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, published an op-ed piece in the March 25, 2007 edition of Washington Post discussing the U.S.' harsh deportation system.

Deportation Nation Outsiders in American History Associate Director of the Center, Daniel Kanstroom, has published a book on deportation and immigration law in the U.S.

More Than One Way of Dying: The Living Conditions of Forcibly Displaced People Violate Human Rights Director of the Center, Prof. David Hollenbach, S.J. published an article in the January 15, 2007 issue of America.

Kanstroom to Appear on Broadway The BC Law Professor and Associate Director of the Center made his debut in January in Conversations with Shakespeare, discussing themes of “Deportation, Exile and Banishment.”

Kanstroom Releases New CD The Center’s Associate Director and BC Law professor's "Moving Targets" contains new tracks as well as covers of various artists