Congressman threatens to withhold university funding over immigration fight

Congressman threatens to withhold university funding over immigration fight

Inauguration Day comes January 20, 2017, but people nationwide are already gearing up for all sorts of controversy. Case in point: A congressman is threatening the University of Maryland, Baltimore County after school president Freeman Hrabowski said he wanted to stop federal immigration agents from deporting immigrant students.

“If UMBC wants to potentially threaten every dollar of their federal funding — which is considerable — then they should consider proceeding with their suggested policy of defiance of federal law,” Congressman Andy Harris (R-Maryland) told The Baltimore Sun in a Thursday report. “As Congress is seeking ways to reduce the massive federal deficit, this would indeed be a risky gambit.”

All this is over President-elect Donald Trumpand his promise to change immigration policy. In 2012, the Obama Administration issued a new policy that exempted certain, young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The policy is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “DACA.”

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