While President Obama’s deferred-action program will grant thousands of undocumented immigrants a temporary reprieve from deportation, it leaves thousands more, who are ineligible, in legal limbo. “This is just the beginning of our fight,” says Sofia Campos, board chair of the United We Dream Network, a student-led organization representing undocumented immigrants. “Because of my immigration status, I was to be excluded from reaching for my dreams and fulfilling my potential,” says Campos, who recently applied for deferred-action status and took part in the panel, “Undocumented and Unafraid: Voices from the Immigrant Youth Movement,” sponsored by CUNY’s Murphy Institute.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein reports on increased enrollment in the University’s 8-year old winter session program and details the 2013-2014 executive budget, which grants continued fiscal stability. Chancellor Goldstein announced the creation of The New York City College Line Website to help New Yorkers find information on getting into and staying in college. The Chancellor reported on the new The CUNY Student Service Corps initiative which connects students to projects that improve civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City and thanked all those in the CUNY community that volunteered their time and efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, January 28, 2013
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, January 7, 2012.
Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, January 7, 2013.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, January 7, 2013.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, January 7, 2013.