Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Penn, Trump's alma mater, becomes sanctuary campus for undocumented students

Efforts to support undocumented students are growing nationwide.

By Rebecca Heilweil, Philadelphia Inquirer
December 1, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania will not allow federal immigration authorities on campus unless they have a warrant, the university's president, Amy Gutmann, said in an email to undergraduates Wednesday.

"The University of Pennsylvania will not allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) / Customs and Border Protection (CBP) / U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on our campus unless required by warrant," the email said. "Further, the university will not share any information about any undocumented student with these agencies unless presented with valid legal process."

Penn also endorsed Philadelphia's practice of barring city and campus police from honoring detainer requests from ICE for nonviolent offenders.[...]

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