Students across the country are asking for their schools to be ‘sanctuary campuses’ for undocumented students, meaning university administrators would ignore federal immigration law and refuse to share information about undocumented students with immigration officials.
Several schools have already declared themselves sanctuary campuses, including Portland State University, Reed College, and Columbia University.
To find out more about what motivates students to support the sanctuary campus movement, Campus Reform visited George Washington University, where many students participated in a pro-sanctuary walk-out several weeks ago.
The students interviewed were overwhelmingly in favor of GW becoming a sanctuary campus, calling it a “great thing,” and claiming that undocumented students “have a right to be going to this school” because “it’s really important for students to feel safe while they’re going to school.”
Since the GW students were asking their administration to ignore federal law, Campus Reform asked if they wanted the campus to be a “sanctuary” from other la…
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