A group of conservative students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas launched a Change.org petition to keep their campus from becoming a sanctuary for illegals.
The petition, to UNLV president Len Jessup, states: “Tell UNLV to Comply With Federal Law: No Sanctuary Campus” in its headline.
“We, the undersigned, are calling on Len Jessup and the university administration to comply with federal immigration law and refrain from labelling our taxpayer-funded institution as a Sanctuary Campus.
“This issue affects all Americans, not just Nevadans or UNLV students, and anyone can sign this petition.
“The laws of our nation should be abided by. Refusing to follow federal immigration law as a university would constitute an unacceptable injustice to the taxpayers who finance our educations via federal grants and student loan assistance.
“Additionally, declaring UNLV a sanctuary campus without considering the plight of the undersigned would amount to a tyranny against those UNLV students who believe in the rule of law, and who oppose action by UNLV to disregard it.”
As Heatstreet reported, students with about 80 college campuses around the nation have pressed their administrative offices to declare their schools sanctuary zones.
“UNLV is one of them; a petition delivered to the university president last week had almost a thousand signatures, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Now, the Campus Conservatives have sponsored the counter-petition, with four or five members drafting it.”