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Maryland universities taking steps to safeguard undocumented students

November 26th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland university leaders are taking steps in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump to protect undocumented students from deportation, joining a national movement that could bring the schools into confrontation with the coming administration.

Trump campaigned on promises to build a wall on the southern border, to triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, to deport more undocumented immigrants, and to end the program established by President Barack Obama that has allowed some undocumented students to stay and pursue their education.

Following Trump's election, Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland, College Park, urged students and faculty this week to call on lawmakers to preserve the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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