As representatives of the Undergraduate Student Body, we fully support the University's decision to allow undocumented students to attend the University of Notre Dame as our classmates and friends. With this decision, we join many of our fellow Catholic schools across the country who provide pathways to education for undocumented students. Our Catholic Tradition illustrates this as a moral obligation to our brothers and sisters and our Catholic migrant history demonstrates our commitment to educating students "where learning becomes service to justice."
As we celebrate this decision, we also take this opportunity to urge our elected officials in the United States House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform within the year.
At Notre Dame, we pride ourselves on calling this place home. We are excited to welcome undocumented students to our family.