University of Michigan president states support for international students

(The Ann Arbor News file photo) ANN ARBOR, MI - In the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel reiterated his support for international and undocumented immigrant students on Saturday, Jan. 28, while noting the university does not share sensitive information like immigration status unless required by law. Schlissel's statement was consistent with U-M's previous stance on undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status students, reinforcing that the university's campus police do not inquire about or record immigration status when performing their duties. In accordance with federal law, the enforcement of immigration law rests with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection. Schlissel said campus police will not partner with federal, state or other local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law except when required to do so by law. "The university maintains a strong commitment to the privacy of student records for all students, consistent with state and federal laws," Schlissel said in the statement. "We do not provide information on immigration status to anyone except when required by law. The university offers in-state tuition to undocumented students who meet certain conditions." Petitions from both U-M students and faculty have been submitted to U-M President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha Pollack urging them to protect undocumented and DACA-mented students. In the letter...

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