Petitioning President Kent Fuchs and 1 other

Make the University of Florida a Sanctuary Campus

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It is the belief of Gators for a Sanctuary Campus, that the University of Florida should uphold its commitment to fostering a safe community for all students and faculty. At this moment in time, the safety of undocumented students and faculty is paramount and at risk. Thus, we, the students of the University of Florida, petition the administration of the UF, including President Kent Fuchs, to establish the University of Florida as a sanctuary campus under these provisions;

1) To not share students’ personal information, including address and immigration status, with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),

2) Prevent immigration law enforcement agencies from conducting raids on campus,

3) Encourage campus police officers to decline to take on the responsibility of enforcing immigration law.

If this goal is not met, undocumented students and faculty are at risk of deportation and the diversity of this university is threatened, along with the retention rate for many years to come. We call on our University to value and protect our fellow Gators.

President Fuchs, you have made your support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clear, citing the university's core belief of "inclusion and diversity." We ask that you boldly extend that grace to secure any undocumented students and faculty from any deportation threats.

We respectfully ask you, President Fuchs, to meet the needs of undocumented students and faculty at this university and to secure their pursuit of happiness in this country.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • President Kent Fuchs
  • Vice President David Parrott

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