Could UC Become a ‘Sanctuary’ Campus?
University of Cincinnati students and faculty want the administration to make UC a “sanctuary” campus, joining the city in defying President Donald Trump’s targeted travel ban.
Mayor John Cranley declared Cincinnati a “sanctuary city” on Feb. 1, a move that was largely symbolic because police officers already abstain from enforcing federal laws against people who lack proper immigration documents.
Advocates say UC making such a declaration supports undocumented immigrants and students part of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That 2012 executive action protects young immigrants from deportation, allowing them to enroll in college.