Presidents from at least two colleges have pledged to make their campuses safe-havens for illegal immigrant students.
“We steadfastly support all members of our community regardless of their immigration status,” President John Kroger at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, said last week in an announcement that his college will be a sanctuary campus.
Students and professors at other schools around the nation, from Yale University and Harvard University to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, have pushed for their college to become a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrant students.
“My mom brought me to the United States at a very young age,” an illegal immigrant student at Drake told KCCI 8 News. “We really didn’t have the resources to apply for any sort of visa to be able to come to the United States legally.”