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The Fourth Amendment protects students’ records, and warrants are required for immigration enforcement actions. Schools, including universities, are considered “sensitive locations,” according to a 2011 Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo, which was updated in 2016. ICE actions at these locations require either special approval or extreme circumstances that require immediate action, like a danger to public safety.

Pacifica’s Chancellor, Stephen F. Aizenstat,  joins other leading institutions who have committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment.  Rutgers president Robert Barchi responded that the school will protect the privacy of its undocumented immigrants. California State University chancellor Timothy P. White made a similar affirmation. Iowa State University reaffirmed continuation of their already existing policy.  University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy affirmed that “I and my administration are fully committed, as we always have been, to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for every member of our community, regardless of immigration status,” and outlined a list of existing policies supporting that goal.

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