Cal State San Bernardino Tackles Immigration Reform

The university will host a forum focusing on immigration as part of the National Higher Education Conversation on Immigration Reform.

Cal State San Bernardino will host an open forum focusing on immigration as part of the National Higher Education Conversation on Immigration Reform.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 19 at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center and is open to the public.

Separate panels of community and business leaders and CSUSB faculty, staff and students will provide perspectives relating to the economic importance of reforming immigration laws in the United States, according to organizers.

The college is one of many campuses around the nation are holding individual events as part of the National Higher Education Conversation on Immigration Reform, which is being organized by the Partnership for a New American Economy.

“This event is a great opportunity to discuss the vital issue of immigration reform, and to generate thought-provoking conversation that students, faculty, staff and the community will continue well after this event,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales in a written statement. “It’s important to hold this forum so that people better understand the issues of immigration in our global economy.”

John Husing, chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and Mike Gallo, president and chief executive officer of Kelly Space and Technology Inc., will be among the community and business panelists, officials said.

The campus panel will include professors Elsa Valdez and Enrique Murillo Jr., who will be joined by Olivia Rosas, associate vice president for enrollment services, Roseanna Ruiz, director of financial aid, and students Aaron Jimenez and Michelle Orozco.

Cal State San Bernardino Provost Andy Bodman will moderate both panels, and a question-and-answer period will follow each panel session, organizers said.

For more information, contact the Cal State San Bernardino Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

Gregory Brittain April 13, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Adding 10-20 million people to the legal work force when there are 23 million Americans seeking full time work is bad for America. Adding 10-20 million people eligible for all benefits of the welfare state when the Federal and California debt and deficits are out of control, is bad for America and California. Letting the people who broke the law jump the line ahead of the millions of people waiting for their chance to immigrate legally is unfair and encourages more illegal immigration.
Gregory Brittain April 13, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Whatever name they want to call it, “comprehensive immigration reform,” “path to citizenship,” it’s amnesty. It’s about amnesty and adding 10-20 million voters who will vote 70/30 + for the Dems. Amnesty means all of America will be like California politically, governed by far left Dems. That’s why the Dems want amnesty so much. If Hispanics voted 70/30 + for the Reps would there be any discussion of amnesty or “comprehensive immigration reform”? That’s a rhetorical question.
Gregory Brittain April 13, 2013 at 08:35 AM
That establishment Reps support amnesty again shows why they are known as the “stupid party.” Leaving aside whether amnesty is good policy, especially with 23 million Americans seeking full time work, I seriously question whether chasing the Hispanic vote with amnesty is good political strategy for the Reps. Obama won 67% of the Hispanic vote against pro amnesty McCain and 71% against Romney. President Reagan signed the first amnesty law in 1986, the Simpson (a Rep) - Mazzoli law. In 1988, George H.W. Bush received 30% of the Hispanic vote down from Reagan’s 35%. The idea that if only Reps supported amnesty, Hispanic voters who really like low taxes, opportunity, and liberty instead of high taxes, free stuff and dependency would vote for Reps is a fantasy peddled by Dems and their MSM propagandists to fool Reps into adding 10-20 million Dem voters. NOTE TO REPS AND CONSERVATIVES: AMNESTY = STACKING THE VOTING DECK FOR THE DEMS. THAT IS WHY THE DEMS WANT AMNESTY AND HOPE THE REPS ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO GO ALONG.
Gregory Brittain April 13, 2013 at 08:35 AM
For all conservatives, Reps and people who believe in the values and principles that made America great, free and prosperous, amnesty if the ballgame because it will put far Left Dems like Obama and Pelosi perpetually in power in all of America. For business, if you don’t like the business climate in California that grows worse every year, amnesty is the ballgame because it will put far Left Dems like Obama perpetually in power in all of America. Lastly, “National Higher Education Conversation on Immigration Reform” from the article translated from Leftist speak means generating political support for Obama and the Dems to pass amnesty. America is still a free country and you have the right to support amnesty. I just wish you on the Left would be honest about what you advocate.
Gregory Brittain April 13, 2013 at 08:35 AM
The Dems and establishment Reps are going to try to rush amnesty through quickly before people can read the Obamacare length bill and organize effective opposition. Contact your Rep congressman or woman they need to oppose amnesty. They need to see the light or feel the heat. Talking to the Dems is a waste of time. They are committed to amnesty in order to stack the voting deck in their favor.
Gregory Brittain April 13, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Lastly, the typically Leftist response to anyone who opposes amnesty is to call them racist. It is right, fair, just, necessary, and not racist, for America to enforce its immigration laws. Conservatives want to enforce America’s immigration laws as to everyone and not reward lawbreakers. That is not racist. Dems want to reward lawbreakers because the Dems believe most of them will vote for Dems. When I say amnesty is the ballgame for America, I am NOT saying “there goes the neighborhood”. Amnesty is the ballgame because the 10-20 million new voters will elect far left Dems like Obama everywhere in America. Rewarding illegal immigrants with amnesty is unfair to people of every nationality and ethnic group who have waited or waiting, often for many years to immigrate legally.


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