Message from Dean Kaufman regarding ICE raids
Dear School of Law Community—
In response to the recent announcements that Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) will conduct raids across the country, including Chicago, I want to reiterate that the School of Law welcomes and supports all students, regardless of immigration status.
In keeping with Loyola University Chicago’s policy, the School of Law will not collaborate with ICE to apprehend any student or member of the Loyola community unless required by law.
The School of Law does not ask its students to provide information about their legal status, nor does it share information about students without their written consent.
We realize this may be a stressful time for many. I would like to reassure members of our law school community that our support of immigrant students, staff, faculty, and their families, is unwavering.
As a Jesuit Catholic law school, we embrace fully our entire human family, regardless of immigration status.
For more information on how to advocate for your constitutional rights as an immigrant, as well as both legal and mental health resources available in the Loyola University Chicago community, please see the following links:
Loyola University Office of Multicultural Affairs
National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)
American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU)
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Center for Childhood Resilience Mental Health Resources for Families
A Guide for Illinois Parents Who Are Undocumented: Planning for your Children in Case of Detention or Deportation, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law: (English) and (Spanish)
Thank you for your continued support of each and every member of this outstanding community.
Michael J. Kaufman
Dean and Professor of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law