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President Pedraja Stands with other College Presidents in Support of DACA

September, 2017

President Donald J. Trump’s September 4 statement saying he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began five years ago under the previous federal administration, elicited a prompt response from all 15 Massachusetts community colleges in support of DACA.

Quinsigamond Community College’s new President, Dr. Luis G. Pedraja, was featured on both WCVB Channel 5 and on Charter TV 3 echoing the words of his community college colleagues and stating QCC’s commitment to meet the education needs of every person who walks through the doors of the college, regardless of their immigration status.

Dr. Pedraja, an immigrant himself, noted, “I came seeking the American dream; they came seeking the American dream that we all cherish… life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

To hear more from Dr. Pedraja, please click on the attached links.