University Of Minnesota Law Gets $25M Donation To Assist Immigrants And RefugeesBy Amanda Foster
The University of Minnesota Law School recently received a gift amounting to $25 million in assistance in order to support its Center for New Americans. In the wake of the recent Trump travel ban, Robina Foundation gifts The University of Minnesota Law School with funds to permanently support the center for its legal services and other financial needs.
In recent events, the University of Minnesota Law School stands against Trump's travel ban as it has affected 125 of its students because they come from the seven affected countries. The university promises to continue its work. Especially with the Robina Foundation backing the University of Minnesota Law School, the institution continues its four year legacy to improve federal immigration laws and policies to protect human rights by providing access to legal representation, as reported by Fox.
The amount of $23.5 million will be the permanent fund issued to the center while the rest will establish a professorship in clinical law and assist scholarships for law students. In total, the Robina Foundation has already committed almost $60 million.
The Center for New Americans will also then be renamed after the late James H. Binger (Robina's founder and a 1941 law school graduate), as reported by Twin Cities. University President Eric Kaler says that the gift from Robina demonstrates the power of philanthropy. With that, they are able to drive their students towards success and tackle problems that the nation is facing.
In related news, a Federal judge temporarily halts the Trump travel ban in the country, as reported by CNN. The Federal judge who approved the order is James Robart.
Last week,news spurred about the confusion regarding the travel ban, says Senator Franken. Watch the video below on how it affected the Minnesota refugees:
While the center's focus is to provide legal assistance and services for about 400,000 immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers residing in Minnesota, many see this as a welcome note to the recent issues pertaining the recent immigration and travel bans.