Sanctuary Campus

Sarika Ram filed this request with the University of Massachusetts of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Aug. 13, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

-All policies related to the protection of the University of Massachusetts's undocumented students and relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
-All emails to, from, and copied to the respective President and Provost of each University of Massachusetts affiliate relevant to and/or including the following words/phrases:

-’sanctuary campus’
-’sanctuary university’
-’sanctuary college’,
-‘sanctuary school’
-’undocumented’
-‘illegal immigrant’
-’DACA’
-’DREAM Act’
-‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’
-‘Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act’
-‘ICE’
-‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement’
-‘ICE officers’
-‘No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act’
-‘H.R.6530’

Please provide responsive documents from the following University of Massachusetts affiliates:
-University of Massachusetts Amherst
-University of Massachusetts Lowell
-University of Massachusetts Boston
-University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
-University of Massachusetts Medical School

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: University of Massachusetts

?Hello, I am no longer employed by the UMass President's Office and no longer handle public records requests for the University of Massachusetts. I would suggest submitting this request to Colin Murphy: cpmurphy@umassp.edu

From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

-All policies related to the protection of the University of Massachusetts's undocumented students and relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
-All emails to, from, and copied to the respective President and Provost of each University of Massachusetts affiliate relevant to and/or including the following words/phrases:

-’sanctuary campus’
-’sanctuary university’
-’sanctuary college’,
-‘sanctuary school’
-’undocumented’
-‘illegal immigrant’
-’DACA’
-’DREAM Act’
-‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’
-‘Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act’
-‘ICE’
-‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement’
-‘ICE officers’
-‘No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act’
-‘H.R.6530’

Please provide responsive documents from the following University of Massachusetts affiliates:
-University of Massachusetts Amherst
-University of Massachusetts Lowell
-University of Massachusetts Boston
-University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
-University of Massachusetts Medical School

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From: University of Massachusetts

Sarika,

We received your request on August 2, 2018 for "All policies related to the protection of the University of Massachusetts's undocumented students and relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)."

The university does not have a formal policy or policies, however university leadership has certainly established a strong position on these issues. The President and five campus chancellors issued the following statements relating to DACA: https://www.massachusetts.edu/news/press-releases/umass-leadership-statement-administrations-decision-daca-program and https://www.massachusetts.edu/news/press-releases/umass-leaders-call-action-daca, including our position that:

"UMass will adhere to all applicable laws and university policies and guidelines, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which applies to all students, regardless of immigration status. We reaffirm that we will not release information from student education records to outside parties without permission from the student, a judicial warrant or a subpoena, or as otherwise compelled by law. Our campus police departments will not voluntarily partner with law enforcement agencies to enforce non-criminal, non-terrorism related immigration actions"

Additionally, the campus chancellors have issued the following statements on their respective campuses:

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/chancellors-statement-ending-daca-program
https://www.umassp.edu/sites/umassp.edu/files/content/immigration/UMD%20Chancellor%27s%20statement.pdf
https://www.uml.edu/university-relations/evite/2017/daca
https://www.umb.edu/the_university/chancellor/communications/daca_announcement
https://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2018/01/umass-medical-school-chancellor-asserts-commitment-to-diversity/

Regarding your request for "All emails to, from, and copied to the respective President and Provost of each University of Massachusetts affiliate relevant to and/or including the following words/phrases [summarized below]," collecting these documents will require a query and accounting of documents from the five UMass campuses before I can provide a good faith estimate to produce the records. I would like to request an extension. I will call the number you provided to discuss.

Under Chapter 66 of the General Laws, you have the right to appeal our disposition of your request to the Supervisor of Public Records, Office of the Secretary of State, pre@sec.state.ma.us and the right to seek judicial review of an unfavorable decision by commencing a civil action in the superior court under subsection (c) of section 10A.

Sincerely,

Jeff Cournoyer
Vice President of Communications
Office of the President
University of Massachusetts
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
o: 617-287-7377
m: 978-935-8521
www.massachusetts.edu

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From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Aug 2, 2018 2:22 PM
Subject: RE: Massachusetts Public Records Law Request: Sanctuary Campus
To: "Murphy, Colin" <CPMurphy@umassp.edu<mailto:CPMurphy@umassp.edu>>
Cc:

August 2, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

-All policies related to the protection of the University of Massachusetts's undocumented students and relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
-All emails to, from, and copied to the respective President and Provost of each University of Massachusetts affiliate relevant to and/or including the following words/phrases:

-'sanctuary campus'
-'sanctuary university'
-'sanctuary college',
-'sanctuary school'
-'undocumented'
-'illegal immigrant'
-'DACA'
-'DREAM Act'
-'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals'
-'Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act'
-'ICE'
-'Immigration and Customs Enforcement'
-'ICE officers'
-'No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act'
-'H.R.6530'

Please provide responsive documents from the following University of Massachusetts affiliates:
-University of Massachusetts Amherst
-University of Massachusetts Lowell
-University of Massachusetts Boston
-University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
-University of Massachusetts Medical School

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

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On Aug. 2, 2018:
?Hello, I am no longer employed by the UMass President's Office and no longer handle public records requests for the University of Massachusetts. I would suggest submitting this request to Colin Murphy: cpmurphy@umassp.edu<mailto:cpmurphy@umassp.edu>

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On July 30, 2018:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

-All policies related to the protection of the University of Massachusetts's undocumented students and relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
-All emails to, from, and copied to the respective President and Provost of each University of Massachusetts affiliate relevant to and/or including the following words/phrases:

-'sanctuary campus'
-'sanctuary university'
-'sanctuary college',
-'sanctuary school'
-'undocumented'
-'illegal immigrant'
-'DACA'
-'DREAM Act'
-'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals'
-'Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act'
-'ICE'
-'Immigration and Customs Enforcement'
-'ICE officers'
-'No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act'
-'H.R.6530'

Please provide responsive documents from the following University of Massachusetts affiliates:
-University of Massachusetts Amherst
-University of Massachusetts Lowell
-University of Massachusetts Boston
-University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
-University of Massachusetts Medical School

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/university-of-massachusetts-192/sanctuary-campus-58771/?uuid-login=a9e7a6d4-f470-4a63-ab7a-c3b8d4c782d7&email=CPMurphy%40umassp.edu#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 58771
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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