This "Open Letter to the Faculty, Staff and Students of the California State University" is from Chancellor Timothy P. White. While the letter is much longer, the following is for my students who have expressed concern over our post-election environment, and their place on our CSU campus:
"... CSU policy directs, unless contravened by California Government Code or required by law, that:• The CSU will not enter into agreements with state or local law enforcement agencies, Homeland Security or any other federal department for the enforcement of federal immigration law;
• Our university police departments will not honor immigration hold requests; and
• Our university police do not contact, detain, question or arrest individuals solely on the basis of being – or suspected of being – a person that lacks documentation.
We are also partnering with elected officials at the state and national level to inform and work to prevent negative developments regarding immigration for our undocumented students, including those with DACA status."
I'd like to add one simple point: The fact that letters like this are necessary make it clear that Donald Trump's impending electoral college victory is changing our nation in a way that doesn't bring out our better angels.