Keene Students Should Declare “Sanctuary” for Prohibited “visitors” During Pumpkin Festival Weekend

by Steve MacDonald

Welcome to KeeneKeene (police) State College is prohibiting family and friends of students from visiting the campus over the weekend of the upcoming pumpkin festival. Any visitors who are not registered will be “deported” and the student fined $100.00 per violation.The administration and campus security site concerns about the safety of “locals” from the threat of crime or violence.

One student posted a petition online but I think a better course of action would be to declare sanctuary for all “undocumented students” who find themselves inside Keene State’s borders on the days in question.

It also would be appropriate to insist that the administration not only pay to bring in any additional family members of those already there, but offer them food, housing, and pay basic expenses for the duration of their ‘stay.’

Asking suspected ‘visitors’ for any sort of identification should be considered racist.

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