Oberlin students, staff join nationwide 'sanctuary campus' march

Oberlin Protests
Published: Nov. 17, 2016 at 12:47 AM EST
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OBERLIN, OH (WOIO) - Marches took place at nearly 100 college campuses Wednesday, all in support of becoming sanctuary campuses.

This included Oberlin College.

Kameron Dunbar, a politics major at Oberlin, and about 2,300 other students at staffed joined the national movement. They want to provide a safe place for undocumented immigrants, if and when the federal government under a then-President Donald J. Trump would begin to deport anyone.

"I think this would be a way to double down on our values to say that we support undocumented students," Dunbar said. "We support international students.  We support students who may face violence in the face of rising white nationalism, of rising discrimination and emboldened bigotry."

History major Ellie Lyndberg said it's hard to predict what the coming months are going to look like for those undocumented.

"We're asking for the college to develop a policy that will protect undocumented students from unfair investigation, intimidation, and deportation," Lyndberg said.

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