President-elect Donald Trump promised from the onset of his campaign that he would be tough on immigration. Now, as he enters the final weeks before taking office, he's doubled down on those promises, especially when it comes to federal funding of cities that break federal immigration law by making their city limits "sanctuary" spaces for illegal immigrants.
But many people disagree with Trump, and believe that illegal immigrants should have "sanctuary spaces," places they can go and live without fear of being deported — despite being in the U.S. illegally.
Many of those people are college students. So naturally, college news website College Reform recently went to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to see just what things college students are demanding "sanctuary" from in 2016.
"I think that it's a great thing students are pushing for," one student said of "sanctuary" campuses.
"I'm a supporter of the sanctuary movement. I think everyone should feel safe on university spaces," another student said.
Still, another student said she believes illegal immigrants have a "right" to attend American colleges.
"I don't think they should be living their day-to-day life in fear," she said.
"I definitely support it because I feel like America should be a place for everyone," added another student.
Other students said that it should be the responsibility of universities to vet immigrant students and that university policy should "trump" governmental immigration policy, with a second student affirming that she trusts her university more than the incoming presidential administration, which barely has a record.
The students also said they would like university campuses to have safe spaces from student loans, penalties for underage drinking and penalties for large parties — and maybe even final exams because of how "stressful" their lives have been after Trump was elected.
Only one student College Reform interviewed, however, felt a bit differently and thought that federal immigration law needs to be followed — even on "safe" universities.