Ohio Colleges, Universities: Protect Immigrant Students

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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) – At least eleven Ohio colleges and universities are standing up for immigrant students who could see their statuses change after President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month.

Some advocates, lawyers and universities are concerned that Trump could cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The program has allowed young immigrants to work and travel for humanitarian, educational or employment purposes.

Ohio University, Ohio State University, and Miami University in Oxford have joined other schools nationwide in signing a statement urging the continuation and expansion of the program.

Other Ohio signers include the Columbus College of Art & Design, Denison University in Granville, and Kenyon College in Gambier.

Petitions urging institutions to become “sanctuary campuses” have also been circulating on many campuses.