To accept this premise, you have to first agree that the students have the authority to make such a declaration, which they don’t.

Syracuse.com reports:

1,000 students declare Syracuse University, SUNY ESF a ‘sanctuary campus’

About 1,000 students and community members declared Syracuse University and neighboring SUNY ESF a “sanctuary campus,” safe from the hate that they say fueled the 2016 presidential election.

A protest on University Hill, in the form of a walk-out starting at 3 p.m., grew from a couple hundred people holding signs on Shaw Quad to around 1,000 people chanting as they marched across campus.

The message of the protest was to let immigrants, people of color, members of the LGBT community and others know they are welcome on the joint campus formed by Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Protesters were motivated by the election of Republican Donald Trump, but the protest also addressed other issues including the Dakota Access Pipeline and Black Lives Matter.

Here’s a video from campus:

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