USD to Host Panel on Immigration Reform

The University of San Diego will host a panel on the need for comprehensive immigration reform on Thursday, Nov. 7.
The event takes place from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the University Center, Forum C.

Panelists include Congressman Scott Peters; former State Sen. Denise Ducheny; Sandra Wagner, adjunct law professor and immigration advisor to the USD Legal Clinics and Paola Carrasco, a USD DREAM student. Stephen Conroy, USD professor of economics will moderate the discussion.

The discussion is part of a campus “Day of Action” to share ideas, resources, and ask questions about immigration reform. As a Catholic university imbued with the values of Catholic Social Teaching, USD supports comprehensive immigration reform, including the DREAM Act, that will ensure fair and equal treatment of undocumented individuals in pursuit a full education and path to citizenship.

The panel discussion is for the USD community, not the general public, but media is welcome to cover the event.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Jeryldine Tully
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