Yes. Take away ALL their funding.
Leftists do not look kindly on Christians as a whole, yet isn’t it curious that Democrats appear to be doing exactly the same at universities around the country that churches were doing just 30 years ago? They are (or were) providing sanctuary for illegals threatened with deportation.
In the 1980s, many churches banded together in a humanitarian effort to save thousands of illegal Salvadorians and Guatemalans from deportation. In the case of Progressives, the reasoning behind granting sanctuary to illegals these days really has more to do with voter registration for the Democrat Party than with any effort resembling humanitarian aid.
Thing is, colleges aren’t churches.
A trio of lawmakers from California and Pennsylvania have written and introduced a new bill to the Congress to block federal Title IV funding to schools that have declared themselves sanctuaries to illegal aliens.
“Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced the No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act in late December to define ‘sanctuary campus”’and create financial penalties for any ‘institutions of higher education that violates immigration laws.’ The bill, H.R. 6530, was co-sponsored by Representatives Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Lou Barletta (R-PA).
‘It’s by no means unreasonable to expect the nation’s higher learning institutions to follow the law the same way we expect states and localities to abide by the law,’ Hunter told the Washington Examiner in an interview published on Tuesday. ‘If a school wants federal money, an open declaration that it’s a sanctuary should disqualify it for federal support.
It’s free to do that, of course, but there should be a consequence in the form of withheld federal funding — it’s that simple,’ the California congressman stated.”
The bill goes into detail in order to ascribe a lawful definition to the term “Sanctuary Campus” and even makes certain exceptions regarding those seeking asylum and others who were victims of or witness to criminal events. But outside those few determinations, the bill is clear:
If you withhold immigration status information from the federal government, you forfeit your funding until compliance with immigration law is achieved.
There is a distinct dichotomy, however, between the aforementioned church sanctuaries of the 1980s versus today’s Sanctuary Campuses. For these schools, the Congress has to be directly involved in order to force compliance to federal immigration laws or else the universities will continue to flout the nation’s edicts.
For the churches, they were merely told that what they were doing was illegal and, with proper warrants, government officials stepped into the houses of prayer and arrested those seeking sanctuary.
This is a true testament to the difference between church officials who respect the rule of law and college officials who thumb their noses at authority…something their student body has become very good at in the last few decades.