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College Students Call for 'Sanctuary Campuses'

11-17-2016
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College students across the country are now demanding that their schools be converted into sanctuary campuses to protect illegal immigrants from President-elect Donald Trump's vowed crackdown on immigration.

The movement so far includes Harvard, Yale, Brown, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and UConn and Columbia.

Several petitions also demand that schools protect the families of illegal immigrant students, but do not provide details concerning how that would be accomplished.

Newsweek reports a letter from Brown University alumni to the school administration says, "In the wake of the presidential election, we, the undersigned Brown alumni, strongly urge you to take immediate steps to make Brown University a sanctuary campus for students, staff, and their family members who face deportation under President-elect Donald J. Trump's proposed policies."

A Brown faculty letter and published online said, "We have reason to believe that Providence Police officers cannot enter the campus without permission of the University. Given that many students, staff members and their families are directly affected by this issue, we urge the University to immediately work to develop a protocol for the University serving as a sanctuary campus."

Cabot Phillips of CampusReform.org tells CBN News the campus protests are directly related to Donald Trump's election. Watch above.

Campusreform.org, which opposes the movement, says it signals, "a singular disregard for the law that so many progressive students have. Not only have we seen students who've been literally unwilling to face the reality in which they live--in which Donald Trump will become president of the United States--but now they apparently think they can openly defy U.S. law and attempt to shield illegal immigrants from deportation."

The idea of sanctuary campuses would be basically the same idea as sanctuary cities that defy federal law and shelter illegal aliens.

Donald Trump has already spoken out against sanctuary cities and the House GOP passed a bill defunding sanctuary cities in 2015.  There could be a similar move by the Republican-controlled Congress to cut funding to sanctuary campuses.

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