University of Michigan refuses to release student immigration status

Madison Rexroat

Following President Trump’s executive order banning the immigration of people from several Muslim countries, the president of the University of Michigan, Mark Schlissel, released a statement that the university will not disclose students’ immigration statuses.

“The university complies with federal requirements associated with managing its international programs,” Schlissel wrote. “Otherwise, the university does not share sensitive information like immigration status.”

This action to withhold immigration information has become a widespread trend as students across the nation sign petitions and hold protests to urge university presidents to protect international students.

Among the colleges working to protect international students is the University of Kentucky, which released a statement on Monday regarding the issue.

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