MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Madison's student government has passed a resolution demanding Chancellor Rebecca Blank and UW System President Ray Cross declare system schools sanctuary campuses for students who entered the country illegally as minors.
The Associated Students of Madison passed the resolution Wednesday. It calls on Blank and Cross to issue the declaration before President-elect Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration, saying Trump may start deporting immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors.
The resolution says such a declaration would mean campuses wouldn't release information to federal immigration authorities on deportation issues, federal authorities would be barred from visiting campuses to arrest students who entered the country illegally as minors and campus police would be prohibited from working with federal immigration authorities.
Blank and Cross's spokespeople didn't immediately respond to messages.