College students are organizing #SanctuaryCampus protests to protect undocumented immigrants after the election
Students are walking out of college campuses all across the nation in support of undocumented immigrants.
In an interview with 60 minutes, President-elect Donald Trump said one of his first acts as president will be the deportation of 3 million undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes. Given the many instances of racism and harassment that have occurred nationwide since election day, many undocumented immigrants who have not committed crimes still worry for their status and safety in the coming years.
The walk-outs serve as a protest of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies and a push for their colleges to become “sanctuary campuses.”
As far as definitions go, a “sanctuary campus” can mean a number of things: Some petitions ask universities to publicly declare their support for undocumented students. Others ask that their schools promise not to release information on students’ immigration status to the feds or team up with ICE for immigration raids. The ideology follows that of a sanctuary city.