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.