A.S. Senate passes immigration reform resolution

Melissa Mills

Two items, an immigration reform resolution and a tuition increase opposition resolution, were approved at the Associated Students Senate meeting yesterday in addition to numerous action items. Both the immigration reform resolution and the opposition against tuition increase resolution were met with applause from the Senate members.

The first was approval of the resolution supporting immigration reform. Several students showed up to voice their support for the resolution in the open forum.

“I would like to urge the Associated Student Senate to vote yes on the Immigration Reform Act,” said Lizbeth Mateo.

Marcos Zamora said, “This is only a resolution, but it will show support from CSUN.”

“The Dream Act promotes the rights of students, not citizens, but students,” Giovanni Batz said.

“I think that it’s really good that there was a compromise in regards to the Dream Act and the Immigration Act,” said President Adam Haverstock. He also extended congratulations to those who won at last week’s elections.

A resolution opposing the California State University tuition increase was approved as well.

“Everyone here will agree that tuition increases are bad,” said Sen. Byron Baba.

According to Sen. Alex Shahin, the unofficial voting results are in, but the official results will not be available until Nov. 20.

Audrey Younna of S.P.A.C.E. announced the upcoming UPC Matador Nights on Friday, Nov. 16th from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The function will have a carnival theme and will be located at the Student Union.

Two individuals were approved for positions on the AS Magazine. Julian Fyhrie was named art director and Tamara Seletos was named editor.

Chabad asked for $600 from the Unallocated Reserves for the purpose of a Dinner with NFL Lineman ‘ Super Bowl Champ on Friday Nov. 17th.

The Senate approved $1000 from the Unallocated Reserves for Chabad.

Central American United Student Association was approved for $1000 from the Unallocated Reserves for their Central American Popular Arts Event 2007.

Hip-Hop Think Tank was approved for $2,700 for their Hip-Hop Think Tank Journal.

“Hip-Hop Journal started in 2004. It allows its reader’s to see the world through the eyes of hip-hop. We publish poetry, graffiti art, all kinds of different hip-hop media. With funds we can expand,” Bileko Wissa said.

Anna Dvorak of the Geography Department was approved for $500 from the ARRA for the purpose of the Geography trip to Belize on Jan. 5, 2008.

Push Club was also approved for $500 from the Unallocated Reserves for their Push, No Boundaries Week from Nov. 12 to 16. Portions of the allocation will go towards their movie night, scavenger hunt and advertising.

CSUN Hillel was approved for $150 from the Unallocated Reserves for the purpose of Jewish learning and hunger banquet with Rabbi Areyah Kaplan on Dec. 3rd.

The Senate approved reserve levels for the Associated Students, CSUN, which is effective July 1, 2007, with Working Capitol and Current Operations getting $1,635,409, Capitol Improvement and Replacement getting $149,640, and Future Reserves getting $249,400.

Nov. 15th is America Recycles Day. Cyndi Signett and Adrian De La Rosa encouraged everyone in attendance to do their part in the recycling effort.

“There will be a booth for pledging to recycle by the bookstore from 10-2 p.m. or you can go to the website and pledge, either way you will be entered into a drawing to win an iPod,” said Signett.