UConn officially states policies for undocumented students

by Anna zarra aldrich • December 7, 2016 • 6:10 A.M.

The president of the University of Connecticut announced policies to protect undocumented students in a statement to the university community Tuesday afternoon, following weeks of student activism and calls for UConn to become a “sanctuary city” for undocumented students.

“UConn is doing those things which are the essential elements of the sanctuary policies that have been adopted in several large U.S. cities,” UConn President Susan Herbst wrote in an email. “Those elements include: law enforcement policies that do not question the immigration status of those who seek police assistance, law enforcement not detaining individuals based on civil immigration holds, confidentiality of records that include immigration status, and the issuance of photographic identification to facilitate access to services.

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