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CSCU President Vows To Support Undocumented Students

mark-ojakianMark Ojakian  cscu-logo

As I stated in early November, I am deeply concerned about the anxiety and unrest across our nation, in our state and about its impact on our campus life and especially our students. I have been to almost all of our campuses since then and have heard first-hand about the fear certain student populations are experiencing due to their race, religion, sexual orientation and because of their immigration status. I have heard concerns from our DACA and other undocumented students, who feel particularly vulnerable and scared about what lies ahead for them and their families.

I want to repeat what I have said since I became your president–at ...

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OP-ED: Latinos and President Trump


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Angelo Falcón

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It was at 2:45 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 that it really hit me that something profound had happened in American politics. They announced on the television that Hillary Clinton had just called Donald Trump to concede the Presidency. At that moment I could virtually feel the collective buttocks of the country’s political establishments, along with that of progressive outsiders, tighten every so much. America’s constipated political system just received a major suppository.

There had been much anticipation in the Latino community that reaction to Trump’s clearly anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant views would usher in an era of a new political influence for our community. Projections were ...

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OP-ED | Candidates Must Commit to Updating Social Security for Our Futures

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by Iris Rivera-Acosta

One would hardly know from most of the news coverage around the elections, but voters really do want our political leaders to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating a Social Security program that was created more than 80 years ago.

The ripple effect from our nation’s leaders failing to take action to keep Social Security strong and solvent will not only be felt by our current citizens paying into the program, but our kids and grandkids as well.

Social Security does more than ...

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