“the website reflects our policy of nondiscrimination and commitment”
This was apparently an initiative of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.
Campus Reform reports:
Michigan State: ‘Our goal is to reduce apprehension’ of illegal immigrants
Michigan State University launched a new website for “undocumented students, refugees, and recipients of…DACA,” with a goal to “reduce apprehension.”
MSU announced the launch of the website by the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives on January 24. According to a university memo obtained by The Morning Watch and shared with Campus Reform, “the website reflects our policy of nondiscrimination and commitment,” toward current and future MSU students, “regardless of immigration status.”
Those with “mixed immigration status” commonly “face barriers and challenges,” according to the statement, which points to MSU’s nondiscrimination policy to “support students from all backgrounds.” MSU student Abii-Tah Bih told The Morning Watch, “obtaining an F1 (student visa) is stressful and expensive…I missed the first week of classes because I did not receive my visa in time.”
She continued, “I am hopeful that eventually, enough awareness and advocacy will highlight the fact that nobody deserves what goes on.”
At the beginning of the website’s “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) section, MSU informs all students are eligible of its resources “regardless of immigration status.”
Further, according to an FAQ response, “undocumented” students can qualify for in-state tuition, depending on certain MSU criteria.
The website homepage reads, MSU “welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status.” It has two tabs, one for FAQ and another for “contacts.” Under the FAQ, there are sixteen different prompts relating to “undocumented” students on campus, resources they are eligible for, and under which situations ICE would come to campus, or when MSU police would have to comply with legal warrants.
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