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Ole Miss Pulls ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Proposal After Backlash

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The University of Mississippi Student Body Senate has pulled a resolution which would have created a “sanctuary campus” for illegal immigrant students and banned federal immigration officials from stepping foot on campus after an overwhelming backlash.

Hours after Breitbart Texas reported on the push to make Ole Miss a sanctuary campus, the resolution was pulled from being voted on by the Student Senate after alumni and the general public flooded the university’s and Sen. Chris McDaniel’s (R-Ms) office with concerns over the resolution, according to Mississippi Pep.

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Under the proposed sanctuary campus policy pushed by social justice groups and the Ole Miss College Democrats, campus police would have been barred from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The resolution also demanded that Ole Miss “refuse” ICE and federal immigration officials the ability to set foot on the public campus.

Under the resolution, the use of E-verify would have been banned while the creation of a university office for illegal immigrant students would have been established.

The United Conservatives organization was bombarded with calls from Ole Miss fans who wanted the sanctuary campus policy thrown out.

“We pulled together a quick effort to reach out to our coalition,” United Conservatives Communications Director Keith Plunkett told Mississippi Pep. “We have a really good group of strong conservative students up at Ole Miss and they are doing incredible work, especially considering the hostility on campus this year.”

The organization released a “call to action” to help stop the sanctuary campus effort and within three hours, thousands of conservatives had called McDaniel or Ole Miss to voice their disdain with the proposal.

At least two Student Senators pulled their initial co-sponsorship for the resolution, Breitbart Texas was told, as McDaniel and conservatives celebrated the short-term blockade of the plan.

Faculty Senate Chair Brice Noonan told HottyToddy.com the resolution can be re-visited at a later date, claiming that it was pulled because it did not follow “proper procedure”.

Sanctuary campus policies are proliferating at universities across the country in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s immigration proposals.

Trump’s plan promises to ban sanctuary cities; build a wall along the southern border; and enforce E-verify.

John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.


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