Oberlin College asked to become 'sanctuary campus' to protect immigrants

Oberlin College officials have been asked to create a "sanctuary campus" to protect students and others from immigration actions. (Jon Fobes, The Plain Dealer ) OBERLIN, Ohio - Officials at Oberlin College and other schools across the country are being asked by faculty, staff and students to create "sanctuary campuses" and limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. More than two dozen petitions calling on university administrations to take steps to make their institutions "sanctuary campuses" have been circulated since Donald Trump was elected president, Inside Higher Ed reported. The petitions want colleges to refuse to release information on the immigration status of students and others in the community and reject deportation or raids. Trump has said he would repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, that was passed by President Barack Obama as an executive action in 2012. It allows immigrants who moved to the United States before age 16 to receive...

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