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Profs push for Rutgers to declare itself ‘sanctuary campus’

By Kelly Heyboer, NJ Advance Media for 

NEW BRUNSWICK — Faced with fears about what might happen to immigrants once Donald Trump takes office, Rutgers University’s president released a statement last month promising to do everything in the school’s power to keep students safe.

But the Nov. 15 letter to the campus was not enough for some Rutgers faculty members, who want President Robert Barchi to declare the school a “sanctuary campus” for immigrants living in the country illegally.

Members of the faculty union plan to join Rutgers students calling for a “sanctuary campus” at a protest at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the Board of Governors meeting at Winant’s Hall on the New Brunswick campus.