Colleges in Indiana will not become sanctuary campuses

Madison Rexroat

Lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to mandate that public and private colleges in the state to comply with federal immigration law enforcement. The legislation, which was voted 38-10 must still be signed into action by Gov. Holcomb.

This legislation means that Indiana, which already cooperates with immigration officials, cannot have sanctuary cities or campuses despite heavy movements on campuses throughout the state. Sanctuary cities and campuses are those that protect people without legal immigration status. No college had already been declared a sanctuary campus.

Despite this new legislation, students of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy are still allowed to attend school in the state as long as DACA, which is expected to be under threat from the new administration, is upheld.

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