Statement by University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Regarding the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants

January 30, 2017

The University of Scranton, a Jesuit and Catholic university, is united with Pope Francis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Jesuit organizations nationally and worldwide in standing in solidarity with refugees, both here in Scranton and those continuing to flee violence. Welcoming neighbors from distant shores aligns with our American ideals and is a bedrock of our history in Northeastern Pennsylvania as well. The humanitarian needs are urgent and our compassion should abound to help men, women and children who have fled their homes in pursuit of safety. 

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