Local student recognized in President Obama's speech
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- President Barack Obama spoke about immigration Tuesday afternoon at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
The President outlined a three-step approach to reform. His plan proposes smarter enforcement, a pathway to earned citizenship and improvements to the current legal immigration system.
The speech was a private event with a few hundred in the crowd, including a local college student named Alan Aleman. President Obama used Aleman's story as an example during his speech.
"When he said my name, I was like 'wow, that's an honor for me,'" said Aleman. "Now I'm going to be an example for other 'DREAMers' for the immigrant community so that we can come together and work for a real solution."
20-year-old Aleman is studying biology at CSN and aspires to be a doctor. He moved to the United States with undocumented parents at age 11. Recently, Aleman was able to get a work permit through deferred action.