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Time To Cut Off Federal Aid To Rutgers University?

Jeff Katz
July 24, 2019 - 4:25 pm

Rutgers University is reportedly looking to hire a full-time attorney to help defend illegal aliens in a Newark courthouse, Campus Reform reports.

Rutgers, a public university that earns 20 percent of its total revenue from the federal government, is now planning to use those resources to defend illegal immigrants in court and help avoid being deported. According to Campus Reform, the job primarily focuses on Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic, which provides help to illegal aliens who can't afford legal services.

A portion of the job posting on the school's website reads:

The finalist will work within the Immigrant Legal Services and Policy Project, an initiative funded by the Rutgers University Newark Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committtee’s Immigrant Rights Program. The fellow will represent unaccompanied minors before the Newark Immigration Court or Newark Asylum Office or adults with children in the Newark Immigration Court’s priority docket and will train and support pro bono attorneys engaging in such representation. The finalist will also engage in outreach and education efforts around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs and may represent individuals seeking these forms or relief, depending on the outcome of pending Supreme Court litigation.

Should Rutgers lose its federal funding?