VIDEO: Push To Make University of Florida A Sanctuary Campus For Undocumented Students, Faculty

By  //  February 6, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Christian Tirado said he and others want the University of Florida to be a safe haven for undocumented students and faculty.

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Christian Tirado said he and others want the University of Florida to be a safe haven for undocumented students and faculty.

Tirado is co-creator of a petition to make UF a sanctuary campus, where students, faculty, and staff would be able to walk around freely and not be afraid of being deported.

Among the ‘provisions’ outlined in the petition: not share undocumented students’ personal information with immigration agents and prevent agents from raiding campus; and not give campus police power to enforce immigration rules.

Tirado said, “That they can continue their lives here whether it be getting an education or working for the University of Florida, and they won’t have to worry about being deported.”

Christian Tirado said his petition is gaining steam, with more than a thousand having signed it after just a couple of days. A university spokesperson says for undocumented students, the campus is already a safe place.

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