In response to Donald Trump‘s failed repeated attempts to pass an immigration ban, the University of Maryland plans to hire what they’re calling an “undocumented student coordinator.”
The university is drawing some backlash from advocates for strict enforcement of immigration laws, who say that the university is putting politics ahead of the law.
The decision comes after a campus group called ProtectUMD issued 64 demands of university officials.
One of these said demands called for “a full-time undocumented student coordinator to advocate for, advise, represent, and protect undocumented students.”
Via Fox News:
Bob Dane, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, says Maryland’s move is about advancing a political agenda on campus and one that is opposed to the reforms the Trump administration wants.
“It’s about politics and this protest isn’t legitimate. A university can disagree with the law, but that doesn’t give them the right to aid and abet and harbor illegal immigration, which is really what all of these sanctuary policies and those at the University of Maryland are all about,” said Dane.
The university released a statement addressing the issue, saying, “The undocumented student office is part of the university’s ongoing commitment to undocumented students and we continue to consider ways to offer support.”