Lawmakers: No sanctuary campuses in Indiana

Apr 12, 2017 by

For any Indiana college considering the sanctuary campus movement to protect undocumented students from deportation, state politicians are carving their stance into law:

You can’t do that.

The Indiana Senate Tuesday voted to send legislation to Gov. Eric Holcomb that would mandate public and private colleges to comply with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.The vote was 38-10.

Indiana law already requires cities to cooperate with immigration officials, so the new inclusion of higher education institutions would mean the state can have neither sanctuary cities nor sanctuary campuses.

“Whatever the law is, we all get to follow it,” said state Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, who co-authored the bill. “This is a country of laws, and nobody is more special or more unique than someone else in government.”

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