Notre Dame Faculty Urge University President to Designate University as a Sanctuary Campus

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Considering that sanctuary campuses do flout aspects of federal immigration enforcement laws, this could be a risky move by Notre Dame’s faculty senate, a private Catholic educational institution:

A copy of the resolution, obtained by Campus Reform, employs the school’s Catholic identity to persuade ND President Rev. John Jenkins, urging him to consider the “Gospel values that recognize the needs of the poor, marginalized, and disadvantaged in society.”

The resolution goes on to invoke the rhetoric of Pope Francis, who has repeatedly “called for understanding of the plight of migrants and refugees,” to argue in favor of the sanctuary campus movement, urging Jenkins “to declare the university a sanctuary campus and adopt the following sanctuary provisions.”