NEW HAVEN -- While president elect Donald Trump has made threats during his campaign to deport illegal immigrants, there is no such law in place—he's not even president yet to do so— some students faculty and workers on campus are already asking for a plan to be put in place
“I don`t think Trump would actually deport. like i think people are like largely taking it out of context what he`s capable of, so i don`t think there`s anything to be worrying about,” Mike Ogego, a freshman at Yale University , said.
In a letter posted on the "Yale Women's Center" Facebook page to school's president and provost, they're urging "the university to immediately develop a protocol for making itself a sanctuary campus"
That means that New Haven police officers cannot enter on campus and neither can US immigration and customs enforcement officers.
“It`s too rash i think to come up with a petition like that I think people need to think through it,” Ogego said. He thinks it would just be a temporary fix to the problem.
“Once they`re here like then you have to start to have institutional problems and how are you going to deal with them,” Ogego said.
Robert Denniston also a student at Yale brings up a student at Yale who ousted herself in her valedictory speech in Texas
“One student who’s the valedictorian of her class in Texas, she’s a freshman now, and in her valedictory address she said that she and her family were illegal immigrants,” Denniston said. “ I think there`s a lot of support for it here and that`s really indicative of Yale, it`s a pretty liberal place and i think most students you interview will support legal immigrants.”
“A lot of people are going to be like that`s perfect that`s amazing but then once it happens people don`t think past that and i think that`s very important,” Ogego said.
We spoke with one student from Canada who says he would love to emigrate to the us himself one day.
“I think there should be an opportunity for people to find a place here and have the American dream,” Santiago Ordonez said.
He thinks it's ironic that a lot of Americans are threatening to move to Canada while immigrants want to stay in the U.s.
“The Canadian immigration website crashed on November 8th,” Ordonez said.