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Mount Hosts Immigration Panel Discussion


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host a panel and discussion titled, “Immigrant Rights in America,” on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4 p.m. in Benedict’s located in Founders Hall.

The question of the rights of immigrants in America has come up again and again in recent months. What is the status of immigrants in America, and what can be done to protect immigrant rights?

Panelists—including Sr. Elizabeth Butler, S.C.; Immigration Attorney Cristina Godinez of the Migrant Center at St. Francis Assisi Church; Teresita Ramirez, Associate Professor of Business and Economics; and LinDa Saphan, Assistant Professor of Sociology—will discuss topics such as the border wall, the Muslim ban, the Congressional fight over the DREAM Act, and the national debate over sanctuary cities.

The lecture is presented by various Mount departments and programs, including Accounting, Business, and Economics, Communication, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Women’s Studies, International Development and Service, Campus Ministry, the Sisters of Charity of New York’s Office of Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation, and Angelicum, a student club that promotes discussion about religious studies topics.

Join Mount Saint Vincent for a panel discussion featuring one of the defining issues of our time. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Daniel Opler at (718) 405-3235 or

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.