While many US schools are advising their students that they are studying Trump’s Muslim ban. The University of Michigan on Saturday defied US President Donald Trump’s executive order on Muslim immigrants and refugees and refused to release the immigration status information of its international students. On Saturday, the University’s President Mark Schlissel said the university welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. The university released a statement affirming the varsity’s commitment to international students and faculty. Trump’s executive order signed on Friday bans the immigration and travel of people from many Muslim-majority countries.
In the online statement, the University reiterated their policy on non-discrimination, privacy, and public safety, ” The University of Michigan welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. We will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our non-discrimination policy. Once students are admitted, the university is committed to fostering an environment in which each student can flourish”
The University has been admitting foreign students since the late 1840s, the statement said. “The university complies with federal requirements associated with managing its international programs. Otherwise, the university does not share sensitive information like immigration status.”
Schlissel also said campus police will not partner with federal, state or other local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law except when required to do so by law. “Campus police do not inquire about or record immigration status when performing their duties… In accordance with federal law, the enforcement of immigration law rests with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. Campus police will not partner with federal, state, or other local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law except when required to do so by law.”