Why Sanctuary Schools Matter

Colleges offer healthcare services. Colleges offer counseling services. Colleges offer this support because we all know that overall student well-being is crucial to student success.  However, students cannot reach their full potential if they are living in fear of racial profiling or deportation while on campus.

As a Latino and former student at Portland Community College, I am proud that PCC is the first community college to designate itself a sanctuary school in Oregon. That is why, if I am elected to serve on the PCC Board of Directors, I will fight to ensure a supportive learning environment where all students have the opportunity to achieve their academic dreams.

Watch the KATU News video to see me speak today at the I.C.E. protest (13:40).