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PCC alum Victor Mena meets with Obama on immigration reform

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Victor Mena shakes President Barack Obama's hand during an immigration lobbying trip.

Victor Mena shakes President Barack Obama’s hand during an immigration lobbying trip.

Portland Community College alum Victor Mena got a big handshake recently.

Mena, a former Rock Creek Campus ASPCC leader and equity ambassador for the campus’ Multicultural Center, met with President Barack Obama last week about immigration reform. Mena was one of two representatives from a Washington, D.C.-based Hispanic lobby group to be invited to the White House to talk to the President and his staff about immigration.

According to Mena’s former leadership coordinator, Mandy Ellertson, he was selected because of the advocacy work he did in Oregon (as a PCC and PSU student) for Tuition Equity and the Dream Act. Following his meeting with President Obama, Mena was invited to ride in the president’s limo from the White House to the convention center where he told Mena that Oregon was his fifth favorite state. Congrats to Victor!


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x by Jennifer McBratney 8 years ago

This is really cool! Way to go Mena.

x by Narce Rodriguez 8 years ago

Victor, I so proud of you. Muy orgullosa de ti.

x by Marlene Eid 8 years ago

Way to go Victor! Congratulation ! I am so proud of you, and of all the work you have done.

x by Jaime Rodriguez 8 years ago

Great work Victor, keep up your advocacy for immigration reform.