By Andrew Pillow
When President Trump came to power he made it clear that he intended to honor his campaign promise to get tough on immigration by issuing an executive order. Shortly after the order was issued, many universities and schools concerned about the adverse effects of the order immediately released statements condemning the order and pledges of non-cooperation. Local schools may now find it more difficult to make such pledges.
Indiana has officially outlawed “Sanctuary campuses” which are colleges and universities that pledge not to cooperate with immigration authorities. The bill Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law bans institutions from intentionally not sharing the immigration status of their students with authorities.
Schools that do make such a pledge will face a civil suit from the state and a court could enjoin the institution.
It’s worth noting that although many Indiana schools have expressed their displeasure with the executive order, none have formally declared themselves to be a sanctuary campus.
This law piggy-backs a 2011 Indiana law that bans cities from becoming “sanctuary cities”.
Read more here. (WFYI)