New Mexico State University’s president says campus will not become sanctuary campus


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE)– The New Mexico State University president says the campus will not become a sanctuary campus as universities across the country are considering labeling themselves as such.

In a letter, NMSU’s President Garrey Carruthers says even though a petition is going around asking the university to declare itself a sanctuary campus, many of the policies the petition asks for are already in place there.

A petition has also been created asking UNM to declare itself a sanctuary campus.

Some college administrators are looking into proposals that would grant immigrant students living in the country illegally protections while they pursue their studies.

The movement comes amid promises from President Elect Donald Trump to crack down on immigrants in the country illegally. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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