Thursday, November 17, 2016

UC Irvine Professor's Petition to Designate UC Irvine as Sanctuary Campus

University Hills is a housing area adjacent to the UC Irvine campus where professors and their families reside. Below is a mass email sent out by a UCI professor in University Hills to other residents. It asks recipients to sign a petition that would designate UCI as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students. This email was forwarded to me by a friend who lives in University Hills. I am posting this without comment.

From: Sara Wallace Goodman via Uhills
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:40 PM
Subject: [Uhills] Petition to designate UCI a sanctuary campus

Dear Colleagues in University Hills,

I write today to ask that you consider signing a petition (see link
below) to designate UCI a sanctuary campus. This means asking the
administration to take concrete steps to ensure a safe and secure
environment for education, research, and service for our undocumented
and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, faculty,
workers, and friends.

The petition can be located here:

This is a precautionary step in light of statements of intention by the
President-elect. If you are interested in learning about the
vulnerabilities of our DACA students, for example, I refer you to the
following news story:

Thank you for your consideration,

Sara Wallace Goodman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine

Author of Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge UP, 2014)
**Winner, Best Book of the American Political Science Association's Section on European Politics & Society, 2015


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