President Hurley Accompanies Students on Immersion Trip to El Salvador and the Kino Border

June 17, 2019


BUFFALO, NY – Canisius President John. J. Hurley recently accompanied a group of Canisius students on a Campus Ministry trip to El Salvador and the Kino Border Initiative at the Arizona-Mexico border. This was President Hurley’s fifth trip to Central America as president of the college, and the third in which he accompanied students. The purpose of this immersion trip was to provide students with a deeper understanding of the immigration debate raging in the United States. Students learned about the Central American migrants’ experience upon arriving at the United States border, as well as the conditions in the home countries that cause so many to pull up stakes, leave families behind and embark on a treacherous journey northward.


President Hurley and his wife, Maureen Hurley with their host family in Arcatao, El Salvador

President Hurley recently shared his experiences in the My View section of The Buffalo News in an article entitled "Lessons in compassion on trip to El Salvador." Click here to read the article. 

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