By Josh Dulaney San Bernardino Sun, October 1, 2015
Jose Salazar - CSULB Student President
He’s the first undocumented immigrant at Cal State Long Beach to serve as student body president, and now Jose Salazar is leading another campaign, this one to rewrite the rules so that undocumented students who are elected to executive leadership slots can be paid.
Salazar on Tuesday told the Board of Control for Associated Students, Inc. that students like himself, who are not in the country legally and may not have filed documents under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, should have access to the same reimbursement as native-born students who serve as presidents.
“I feel like we’re currently, as ASI, not being equal to everyone,” Salazar said.
When he previously served as an ASI senator, Salazar — an aerospace engineering major who also is minoring in physics — received up to $640 a semester in director’s fees, which aren’t considered compensation.