TLB Editors note: Since when do University and College Deans, Presidents… or whatever name they give the “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer”… that is in charge of our current institutions of “Lower Learning”… have the right to make up laws to fit the liberal agenda on Immigration?.. ie: Implementation of sanctuary campuses for undocumented immigrants. Exceptions to the Federal law are only backed by “an Obama Policy” and not the “rule of law.” Great message to students… We will not obey Federal Immigration Laws. Rather, we will make up our own laws as we go. A Slippery Slope Indeed!
Congressman Threatens to Withhold University Funding Over Immigration Fight
by Alberto Luperon
Inauguration Day comes January 20, 2017, but people nationwide are already gearing up for all sorts of controversy. Case in point: A congressman is threatening the University of Maryland, Baltimore County after school president Freeman Hrabowski said he wanted to stop federal immigration agents from deporting immigrant students.
“If UMBC wants to potentially threaten every dollar of their federal funding — which is considerable — then they should consider proceeding with their suggested policy of defiance of federal law,” Congressman Andy Harris (R-Maryland)[Pictured left] told The Baltimore Sun in a Thursday report. “As Congress is seeking ways to reduce the massive federal deficit, this would indeed be a risky gambit.”
All this is over President-elect Donald Trump and his promise to change immigration policy. In 2012, the Obama Administration issued a new policy that exempted certain, young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The policy is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “DACA.”
That might change come January 20, since Trump campaigned on a strict, controversial immigration platform. He has promised to deport 2-3 million undocumented immigrants, and since DACA is based on an executive action, he’ll only need an executive action to get rid of it. Whether this happens remains uncertain, though.
Less than 1 percent of students in the University System of Maryland attend school under DACA according to the Sun report. Nonetheless, school officials support the policy, and are gearing up for a fight if it gets eliminated. For Hrabowski’s part, he’s looking for ways that state and federal law allows him to make USMB a sanctuary campus for undocumented immigrants.
But Harris’s threat isn’t empty. He’s a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and the GOP holds a majority of seats in Congress, to boot, so he has some political capital.
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