UNR President Supports Students Not In US Legally
RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson is showing his support for students who have immigrated to the country illegally.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Johnson has joined other college and university presidents across the nation in signing a statement that calls for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. As of Tuesday, the document had more than 500 signatures.
The action comes as President-elect Donald Trump has said he would get rid of the program, which provides temporary reprieves from deportation for young people living in the U.S. illegally who meet certain criteria.
Johnson says the program has had "highly positive impacts" on the university and community.
UNR students are also gathering signatures for a petition that seeks to have the university become a sanctuary campus.