SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT CONSIDERS RESOLUTION TONIGHT TO SUPPORT IMMIGRATION REFORM

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Proposed resolution calls for pathway to citizenship and respect for human and civil rights in enforcement

April 4, 2013 (San Diego) --Following the lead of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the San Diego City Council, the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) may also add their voice to the immigration reform discussion taking place around the City and the nation.

The Board will consider the measure on Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in its meeting at 3375 Camino del Rio South, Rooms 235/245 in San Diego.

The resolution being proposed as item 195 under the New Business section of the agenda echoes what was passed by the SDUSD on March 12th and compliments the resolution passed by the San Diego City Council Rules and Economic Development Committee on March 20th for the City of San Diego.

"Local governments offer an important perspective that should help shape immigration policy; DC policymakers should listen to those closest to students, families, and communities who have been affected by a broken immigration system," stated Pedro Rios, who has been leading the San Diego Table on Immigration Policy and is chairperson of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium.

The Southwestern Community College District will consider a similar resolution next week, and National City's City Council may be the next city to add its voice on the issue.  A resolution is currently being drafted and will be considered in the coming weeks.