AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – UMass was one of more than 40 college campuses across the country demanding protection for undocumented and refugee students and staff.
Students staged a walk out this afternoon, demanding UMass become a sanctuary campus. Students have been signing a petition asking for this change.
UMass student Gina Collari told 22News, “I figured signing my name and doing the best I can could maybe send some hope and help some families.”
Harvard, Brown, and Yale are in the process of becoming sanctuary campuses. UMass said they’ll lay out a plan to achieve these protections on campus by this Friday.