The current system is broken to the detriment of many of this college’s core constituents and their families.
Recently the federal deferred action program has helped a number of our young neighbors and friends step out of the shadows of undocumented citizenship. But this short-term fix does not protect families, encourage stable homes for our youth or support our nation and state’s economic goals.
Carla Hernandez, Alan Aleman and Astrid Silva are just a few of the brave Nevadans who have come out publically and spoken about their lives as undocumented citizens growing up in Las Vegas. They all chose CSN as a place to obtain a postsecondary education.
This is their college and I hope in the coming weeks that Congress will enact an immigration policy that allows us to support them and others who aspire to contribute openly to our community.
I encourage those who agree to sign the “Scholars United For Immigration Reform” letter campaign by clicking on the link provided.
Michael D. Richards, Ph.D.
President, College of Southern Nevada