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New Mexico professors seeking immigrant student protections

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A group of professors at the largest university in the nation’s most Hispanic state are asking for more protection of immigrant students.

Professors and instructors at the University of New Mexico are delivering a letter Friday to the school’s president, Bob Frank, amid uncertainty from immigrant students who are living in the country illegally but have temporary protective status.

Advocates say the students are scared of being deported after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president. Trump has previously said he wanted a “deportation force” to remove immigrants living in the country illegally.

Organizers say more than 900 people have signed the letter.

The University of New Mexico has long allowed immigrant students who are living in the country illegally to attend at in-state tuition rates.

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