Students lobby W&M for sanctuary campus

Students lobby W&M for sanctuary campus

A group of students who attended William and Mary chancellor Robert Gates' speech Thursday in Phi Beta Kappa Hall said they plan to lobby university president Taylor Reveley to add W&M to the list of sanctuary campuses.

Colleges and universities around the nation have declared themselves as sanctuary campuses in response to President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The sanctuary distinction means university administrators will not divulge the status of undocumented students or cooperate with federal immigration authorities unless required by law.

None of those students spoke to Reveley during Thursday's open Q&A session, although they plan to approach him at a...