College students are at it again. A protest was launched against border patrol agents at a job fair held at the University of California-Santa Barbara on Thursday.
‘This is a very triggering event for people,” said one UCSB protestor, according to “The College Fix.”
The students lined up outside the campus building that was hosting the career fair, hurling expletive-filled chants against U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials who were present in a “recruitment capacity.” The group of about 50 chanted “f*ck your borders, f*ck your walls” and holding a banner that read “Undocumented Unafraid.”
“We do have undocumented students here on campus who are at potential risk,” UCSB graduate student Idalia Robles told College Fix. “This is a very triggering event for people in those circumstances. There is no space on this campus for an organization that continues to threaten the safety of students.”
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement to the school before the event was held that uniformed staff would attend the job fair with “information about a broad range of career opportunities. The CBP personnel will be attending in a recruitment capacity.”
“This event is a university endorsed event, right?” said Robles. “And there is the presence of Customs and Border Patrol. We are in a Hispanic serving institution. One of the concerns that are very present in the Chicano-Latino-Mexicana community is that of immigration and the abuse of power at the hands of immigration officers.”
On the same day, UC President Janet Napolitano announced a taxpayer-funded student loan program that would now be accessible by more than 3,000 undocumented undergraduate students at the public university.
Meanwhile, petulant students continue to attempt to shut down what they find offensive on college campuses. (See what kind of outrageous demands students made at Duke University earlier this week.)
“CBP detains people without adequate legal aid in horrible conditions where prisoners are often abused and violated. Is that what you want as your employer?” shouted one protestor into a megaphone at the campus job fair, reported College Fix.
“Shame!” the crowd responded.
Seems the shame may be misplaced.
Watch video of the protest as captured by The College Fix.
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