The push by college progressives to pressure administrators to ignore federal law continues unabated. The latest effort comes from Cornell University, where protesters don’t just want a “sanctuary” campus. They want increased funding and housing for illegal students:
Students and faculty members at Cornell University demanded funding, housing, and sanctuary for illegal immigrant students and scholars during a demonstration Thursday.
Students and faculty gathered on the Arts Quad for “Sanctuary Now Cornell: Solidarity against Tyranny,” a public protest in support of illegal immigrants and hosted by the Cornell Coalition for Inclusive Democracy (CCID).
According to The Cornell Daily Sun, roughly 250 to 300 people attended the event, during which they asked the university to provide an “alternative funding source” for illegal immigrant students regardless of whether those students are protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
In addition, CCID said the university must provide shelter in the form of “housing and basic resources to stay on campus” for illegal and international students who are being advised not to travel, as well as provide temporary research positions to international scholars “fleeing dangerous situations abroad.”
See how they lump students in this country legally — they are in no danger, despite the media narrative that President Trump will deport anyone and everyone — with illegal students, as if their situations are the same?
Ironically, these students are putting illegals in greater danger, as the federal government may completely end ALL federal aid to campuses that label themselves “sanctuaries.” We all know these students would again be wailing about the injustice of it all, without ever realizing that pushing the school to ignore federal law wasn’t such a bright move. It seems clear that if you wish to combat illegal immigration, a first move is to pressure places that adopt a sanctuary status — and the power of the purse is the easiest way to make that happen.
Despite interim president Hunter Rawlings’ constant reassurances, Cornell students say anything less than an explicit statement of sanctuary status just won’t be enough. Let’s see if they are willing to lie in the bed they’ve made when the consequences arrive.