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CSU police to protect undocumented immigrants from feds following Trump election

The California State University system will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities who are seeking to deport undocumented immigrants on the heels of the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, Chancellor Timothy White said Wednesday .

In his campaign speeches, Trump has pledged to begin mass deportations and to cut federal funding for cities that protect undocumented immigrants. The CSU system spans across sanctuary cities in the state including San Francisco, where law enforcement agencies limit their communication with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“Our police departments will not honor ICE immigration hold requests,” White said at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday in Long Beach.

The CSU system includes San Francisco State University, which has its own University Police Department.

In response to the election, White released a statement with the California State Student Association that addressed the fears of “vulnerable” students and faculty in the system.

“It is our duty – as a community – to listen to each other and support each other through this time,” White and CSSA President David Lopez said. “It is also our responsibility to hold our political leaders to account, regardless of party.”

“To meet that obligation, the California State University and California State Student Association will together be leading advocates in advancing the rights of our students, faculty and staff.”

SFSU President Leslie Wong said Wednesday he supports White’s position.

“This decision reflects my own commitment to the safety of our students, faculty and staff and the integrity of the university’s mission,” Wong said in a statement to the San Francisco Examiner. “My leadership team and I wholeheartedly support the position taken by Chancellor White.”
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