September 2008, Volume 12, Number 7

COVERSTORY

Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.)

McCain, Obama No Strangers to MDC

On their race toward the Oval Office, Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have both spoken at MDC.

On their multple visits to MDC, both candidates met with students and College leaders and spoke about issues that have become central to the 2008 campaign season, national security, the economy and immigration.

During one visit to Wolfson Campus, McCain spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 people about the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

He spoke in support of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, one of several immigration reform bills to address border security and illegal immigration while providing a route to legal residency and citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

“We believe that people should be able to earn citizenship,” said the senator.

Obama’s visit to downtown Miami was a highlight of the 2006 Miami Book Fair International.

Speaking to a capacity crowd in the historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Obama spoke extemporaneously about his book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, which outlines his thoughts on immigration, the war and other issues.

“I’m so impressed when I hear about what this college has done and continues to do in providing a stepping stone for young people throughout South Florida,” Obama said.

— Staff Report


Return to Cover Story


Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.