Now the Push for Sanctuary Status for Illegals On College Campuses | Nov 15 2016

Universities Face Pressure to become Illegal Immigrant Sanctuaries

– the Hill

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“Faculty members and students at universities across the country are asking school leaders to declare their campuses as sanctuaries for undocumented individuals who could face immigration action under President-elect Donald Trump’s promised policies.

The move comes after several big-city mayors have promised their cities will be safe havens for law-abiding undocumented immigrants.
Trump pledged early in his campaign to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants, threatening to withhold federal funds from cities that did not collaborate with his administration’s immigration authorities.
In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Trump said he would focus on securing the border and deporting “probably two million, it could be even three million” undocumented immigrants with criminal records before making a determination on what to do with the undocumented population at large.
But Hispanics, the youngest demographic in the country, are concerned Trump’s administration will stick to its campaign promises with severe consequences for young immigrants.
Immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began under President Obama are widely considered especially at-risk for deportation, since they submitted their personal information — with an admission of their undocumented status — to the federal government.
There are at least 720,000 recipients of DACA status, a June 2016 federal government report said.
“I gave this information under good will and faith to the federal government,” Juan Escalante, digital campaign manager for America’s Voice, told The Hill.
Escalante added that DACA recipients paid fees, submitted their information and were subject to a background check.
“If this database were to be used as some massive deportation list, I would beg to question whether this would be the smartest course of action for the administration or Congress,” he said.”
…..Continue reading @ the Hill

College Students Now Demanding ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ To Protect Illegals From Trump

– Daily Caller

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“Following Donald Trump’s shocking victory last week, student meltdowns have taken place at colleges across the country. From scheduled “cry-ins” to post-election safe spaces with bubbles, Legos and Play-Doh, you would think you’d seen it all, but there’s more. Some students are demanding their colleges become “sanctuary campuses” to protect illegal immigrants from the immigration crackdown that President-elect Trump has promised.

At Yale University, students created a petition urging the university administration “to take immediate steps to make Yale University a sanctuary campus for students, staff, and their family members who face deportation under President-elect Donald J. Trump’s proposed policies.”

“Given that many students and their family members now live in fear of Donald Trump’s deportation threats, we call upon the University to immediately develop a protocol for making itself a sanctuary campus. Yale has promised to be a home for all of us. A home is supposed to be safe. We owe it to the most vulnerable members of our community to do our utmost,” states the petition. “If we do nothing, then our stated commitments to diversity, justice, and inclusion will reveal themselves to be empty promises and hypocritical lies. At this moment, we cannot afford silence.”

Faculty and students at Brown University also drafted a letter to their administration asking that the campus be converted into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.”

….Continue reading @ DailyCaller

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