Cal State Fresno student body president is illegal: another DREAM ACT case

November 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

The parents of Pedro Ramirez always talked a lot about el sueño Americano — the American Dream. He was to study hard, get good grades and claim the prize, but it wasn’t until that night in their kitchen when the high school valedictorian was filling out university applications that they told him a missing detail — he wasn’t a US citizen. He was born in Mexico. He came to this country when he was 3. Now, an anonymous tip to the college newspaper has forced Ramirez to publicly expose his secret and has put this son of a maid and a restaurant worker into the thick of a debate on immigration and education that has reached a boiling point in recent weeks. Some have called for his resignation while others have rallied to his defense. “In a way, I’m relieved,” said Ramirez, a 22-year-old poli sci major. “I don’t want to be a liability or cost the school donations. I never really thought this was going to happen. But now that it’s out there, I finally feel ready to say ‘Yes, it’s me. I’m one of the thousands.’ ” Ramirez’s critics say he wasn’t honest with the student body about his immigration status when he ran for president and should resign. “He misled the students … he should step down,” Cole Rojewski, president of the campus’ College Republicans and one of Ramirez’s opponents in the race for president, said in a television interview. School administrators said Ramirez broke no rules by running for president of Associated Students Inc. (LA Times)

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