Push for ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ at ‘Catholic’ colleges

Push for ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ [at ‘Catholic’ colleges]

Catholic colleges consider becoming ‘sanctuary campuses’ for undocumented immigrants

From: The Cardinal Newman Society’s “Report Card” by Matt Archbold / November 22, 2016


The group Undocumented Students and Allies Association at Santa Clara University staged a walkout to show support to those who say they feel targeted by President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric. The group called on school administrators to designate the institution a “sanctuary campus” where federal immigration officials would be barred from entering.

They’re not alone.

Gonzaga University Vice President of Student Involvement Judi Biggs-Garbuio recently said that sanctuary spaces for undocumented immigrant students was a major topic of discussion during a recent meeting on campus: “We are looking at that, even as we speak … It’s definitely on my radar.”

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., also confirmed that they are discussing that topic.

Administrators at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Portland have also been petitioned by faculty and students to declare themselves “sanctuary campuses.”

I just can’t help but wish that more Catholic universities had been stronger “allies” of the unborn and stood up against the federal government’s overreaching HHS Mandate.

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One comment on “Push for ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ at ‘Catholic’ colleges

  1. [“Catholic” college “leaders” capitulate]

    Catholic college leaders pledge solidarity with undocumented students

    By Nick Anderson
    November 30, 2016

    More than 70 leaders in Catholic higher education have signed a statement of solidarity with undocumented students, urging protection for those who arrived in the United States as children at a time when the incoming Trump administration is pledging to crack down on illegal immigration.

    Among the signers of the statement made public Wednesday by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities were the presidents of Villanova University, DePaul University, Boston College and Catholic University in the nation’s capital.

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    [I can understand the likes of Villanova, DePaul and BC, but Catholic U! Is it relapsing into its former reputation as “un-Catholic U”? – AQ moderator Tom]

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