Carl Hayden: Oscar Vasquez testified at the U.S. Attorney General

Posted by Communications on 1/18/2017

Carl Hayden Alumnus Oscar Vasquez testified January 11 at the U.S. Attorney General confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.   Vasquez was one of the Falcon Four Robotics team members who beat MIT and other colleges in an underwater robotics competition, which subsequently generated a magazine article, a documentary (Underwater Dreams) and motion picture (Spare Parts).  Vasquez told his immigration story, including earning a degree in mechanical engineering at ASU, and serving in the U.S. Army.  He was speaking on behalf of those young people with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, and DREAMERS, (named after the never-passed DREAM Act--Development, Relief, Education for Alien Minors) whose futures could be in jeopardy with new immigration policies.


Wrestler J’Carie Redmond placed first in the Apache Junction Tournament, January 14, in the 220-lb. weight class.  He is the first Carl Hayden wrestler in four years to win a tournament title.