The University of Maryland is taking new steps to coordinate services for undocumented immigrants who are enrolled at College Park.
Officials at U-Md. and many other colleges and universities have repeatedly expressed solidarity with these students since the presidential election. President Trump took a hard line against illegal immigration during his campaign, but he has recently suggested that he hopes to work out a solution for some who were young children when they arrived in the United States.
This week, U-Md. said it will assign a person on its staff to coordinate services for undocumented students as part of an “ongoing commitment” to them. University spokeswoman Katie Lawson said that the coordinator will “address the immediate needs” of those students and that “we will continue to assess the need for staff support moving forward.”