Monday, November 28, 2016

Harvard Dean Says He Is ‘Committed to Serving’ Undocumented Students

The Harvard Crimson reports:
Many people at Harvard and around the United States have criticized Trump for rhetoric targeting immigrants and Muslims. During his campaign, Trump suggested banning Muslims from entering the country, proposed deporting millions of undocumented Mexican immigrants, and repeatedly pledged to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Khurana said he empathizes with groups that Trump specifically targeted throughout his campaign.

“I think there’s been a significant amount of focus on supporting [undocumented] students at this time of uncertainty,” Khurana said.

In the weeks since the election, Harvard faculty and students have rallied in support of undocumented students. A petition calling on Harvard administrators to support undocumented population has garnered more than 4,000 signatures, and has received endorsements from at least three academic departments.

The petition demands the College create an office specifically meant to cater to undocumented student needs, and for the OSL to immediately hire a replacement for Emelyn A. dela Pena, the College’s former associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Attention Senator Jeff Sessions : wealthy Harvard is engaging in a RICO enterprise to violate federal immigration law.