Presidents of Utah Universities Push on Immigration Reform


Seven Presidents from Utah Universities are urging the House to compromise on immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.

University of Utah President David Pershing, along with other educational leaders sent a joint letter to the states’ four House leaders on Thursday asking them to find a solution to our broken immigration system.

“Utah cannot afford to wait to fix our immigration system,” the letter reads. “Now is the time for Washington leaders to act and ensure that the U.S. can continue to compete on the global stage.”

The senate has already passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, But the House has rejected that effort. The house may start voting on smaller immigration bills this fall.

The presidents also support the Dream Act, a bill that would allow some children of undocumented immigrants a fast track to citizenship.

Besides Pershing, the letter was signed by Westminster College President Brian Levin-Stankevich, Utah State University President Stan Albrecht, Weber State University President Charles Wight, Southern Utah University President Rich Kendell, Dixie State University President Stephen Nadauld and Snow College President Scott Wyatt.

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