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UNT Conservatives' Mock Illegal Alien Hunt Stirs Resentment
Agape Press ^ | February 10, 2005 | Jim Brown

Posted on 02/24/2005 3:51:58 PM PST by WindOracle

Scores of angry Latino students and others at the University of North Texas are demanding that something "be done" about a Young Conservatives' demonstration called "Capture an Illegal Immigrant Day."

The demonstration featured Young Conservatives members wearing bright orange shirts that read "Illegal Immigrant" on the front and "Catch me if U can" on the back. Passersby were encouraged to track down the mock "illegal aliens" around campus to win a prize.

Members of Latino fraternities and sororities were among those on the campus who were offended by the demonstration and confronted the conservative group members, accusing them of racism and hate speech. However, UNT Young Conservatives president Chris Brown says his group was simply protesting the violation of federal immigration laws.

"Our main goal was to educate our school and our community about immigration policies," Brown says, "but also to make people aware that it’s a growing issue, a problem, and to get it on the forefront of debate not only in our school and our state but in the country."

Latino students and groups from other area universities, along with representatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens, are calling on the University of North Texas to ban the Young Conservatives from the schools so-called "free speech zones." But according to Brown, his group is being attacked, incredibly, for holding a protest against lawbreaking.

"People said we shouldn't have our free-speech rights," the UNT Young Conservatives spokesman notes, "that we should have more restrictions on the free-speech areas, and that what we said was hate speech and racist." But all the campus group is guilty of, he insists, is "simply stating facts, stating figures about people breaking a federal law."

Michele Connole, publicity director for Young Conservatives of Texas, has also stated that the mock illegal alien hunt was intended to bring illegal immigration to the forefront of campus debate. According to a North Texas Daily news report, participants who caught the "immigrants" were rewarded with a candy bar and encouraged to ask the captive why the Young Republicans do not support President Bush's policies regarding illegal immigrant "guest workers."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; aliens; freespeech; illegal; mexican; race; speech; students; texas; university; whining; yct
Column is dated a bit, but just ran across it. Did a search and could find it nowhere here on FR, and thought it was interesting.
1 posted on 02/24/2005 3:52:04 PM PST by WindOracle
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To: WindOracle

It's tacky.


2 posted on 02/24/2005 3:53:16 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: WindOracle

Damn how the truth hurts.


3 posted on 02/24/2005 3:54:44 PM PST by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: Howlin
I will agree their method is a bit tasteless, but no more so than many other methods of exercising free-speech I have witnessed by the left.
4 posted on 02/24/2005 3:55:37 PM PST by WindOracle
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To: WindOracle

That's not excuse; we think they are tacky, so there's no need to turn a blind eye because these are supposedly "our" people.


5 posted on 02/24/2005 3:57:01 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: WindOracle

This is my alma mater. I graduated in '03. Some of these people were involved in the pro-life group where I was an public relations officer.

I'm not pleased at this. They often satire and perform stunts in poor taste. I hope this crap doesn't pour over and effect PR for Eagles for Life (www.eaglesforlife.org)

In conclusion I'd just like to say- GO MEAN GREEN!


6 posted on 02/24/2005 3:57:11 PM PST by FreepinforTerri (Send Attorney George J. Felos Rebukes via Email. His email is proofg@aol.com)
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To: WindOracle

That's no excuse; we think they are tacky, so there's no need to turn a blind eye because these are supposedly "our" people.


7 posted on 02/24/2005 3:57:14 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Howlin

'Tacky'? I would use the word 'effective'.

For all their statements about it being racist, it is interesting that the Latinos associate illegal aliens with Latinos.


8 posted on 02/24/2005 3:59:33 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: Howlin

I will agree that it is tacky, but find it amusing how quickly the leftists jump to the censorship advocacy position when it is something they disagree with. One thing positive about using tacky methods, which the left has known for a long time, it draws attention. I do not care for it, but it works, and is their Right as much as it is the liberals.


9 posted on 02/24/2005 4:00:01 PM PST by WindOracle
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To: TheDon

I agree with you. Although I would characterize the tactic as 'innovative'.


10 posted on 02/24/2005 4:01:05 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (Islam is religion of piece established for profit by Muhammad, piss be upon him.)
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To: WindOracle

No doubt about that.


11 posted on 02/24/2005 4:01:53 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: WindOracle

Race, creed, color, politics, it doesn't matter. If a person is in this country illegally, they should leave. There is nothing "offensive" or "racist" about that display. They are simply wearing "illegal immigrants" markers, indicating that they are here illegally. They didn't paint brown face and spoke in an exxaggerated Hisppanic accent talking about "stupid gringos".

Given a choice between a Mexican who came in legally and a Canadian who snuck across the border, it's no contest who I'll choose. Once again the left uses Third Reich tactic to get its way.


12 posted on 02/24/2005 4:03:30 PM PST by Killborn (It's called C4. Use lots and lots of it.)
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To: TheDon
That IS a good point.. why is it the Latinos ASSUMED it was in reference to THEM particularly?

There is nothing racist about wanting a closed border policy. I would not give a damn if the illegals entering the country were black, white, red, yellow, or purple. It is our governments job to look after the interest of AMERICANS FIRST. Neither American, nor Mexican are races, they are NATIONALITIES.
13 posted on 02/24/2005 4:03:33 PM PST by WindOracle
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To: TheDon
For all their statements about it being racist, it is interesting that the Latinos associate illegal aliens with Latinos.

Bingo!

14 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:31 PM PST by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan.)
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To: WindOracle

This is a great illustration of how that that would destroy America try to define freedoms and rights of others. Pounting out the failures of the US government to defend our borders and capture and eject invaders is a demonstration of free speech. It is fact that the government doesn't do it's job. The illegal criminal Mexican aliens may not like the fact that they are criminal illegal Mexican aliens, they may want to continue to profit by their criminality and, they may be offended that others point out that they are, in fact, illegal criminal Mexican aliens, but there is nothing wrong with doing so. Just because you were able to break into my home doesn't mean you are one of the family!


15 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:42 PM PST by Tacis ("John ("What SF-180?") Kerry - Still Shilling For Those Who Would Harm America!")
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To: WindOracle
heh. It is tacky - but I like it. They found a great way to draw attention to a serious problem. Unfortunately they got shut down, but hardy har har -- now this event is getting even MORE press than if it had never happened. Maybe everyone here should sponsor a mock illegal hunt in their neighborhood - or on their legislators lawn.
16 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:49 PM PST by Banach-Tarski (Get US out of the UN)
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To: TheDon

My observation too. I'm willing to bet they no more speak for the Latino community than Jesse Jagoff does for the blacks.

Besides, there are no black-americans, latino-americans, irish-americans, russian-americans, etc, etc, etc. Only Americans.


17 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:52 PM PST by Killborn (It's called C4. Use lots and lots of it.)
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To: WindOracle
"That IS a good point.. why is it the Latinos ASSUMED it was in reference to THEM particularly?"

Because the groups in question are comprised of plantation liberals.
18 posted on 02/24/2005 4:06:00 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (Islam is religion of piece established for profit by Muhammad, piss be upon him.)
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To: TheDon
Yours is the only point worth discussing, since, in fact, the Latinos looked at what I presume were "white" Americans with nearly translucent skin, pretending to be illegals, and said "Lo, look, Hispanics"!

The bias and prejudice is in the eye of the beholder for sure.

Around here we have 80,000 plus Korean immigrants (and their children). There are another 50,000 Korean illegal alien immigrants estimated to be here as well.

Not to discuss Koreans, in general, but their presence proves the Latino protestors at that school are so woefully ignorant of what's going on they probably should not have been admitted to college.

19 posted on 02/24/2005 4:06:50 PM PST by muawiyah ( (do I really have to put the /sarcasm tag on things like this?))
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To: Howlin

"It's tacky."

I agree.....I mean, who wears orange anymore?


20 posted on 02/24/2005 4:08:29 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

:-)


21 posted on 02/24/2005 4:08:52 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: WindOracle
>angry Latino students and others at the University of North Texas are demanding that something "be done" about a Young Conservatives' demonstration called "Capture an Illegal Immigrant Day"

Well, now that's strange. Why
wouldn't they used the headline,
"Young Conservatives

Protest Illegal
Immigrants And Demand That
Something Be Done"
. Hmmm . . .

22 posted on 02/24/2005 4:12:32 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: WindOracle

I support them 100%! It's a perfect way to illustrate the actual anti-free speech attitude of the left. They should put the University on notice that any attempt to intimidate them or shut them down in any way will result in a massive 1st Amendment lawsuit.


23 posted on 02/24/2005 4:13:54 PM PST by TheBigB (Ask cyborg about the doughnuts. But you'll have to wake her up first.)
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To: TheDon

Good analysis, I am assuming the people were caucasian predominately, so how would the latinos assume they were mocking them?


24 posted on 02/24/2005 4:14:43 PM PST by jeremiah (Either take the gloves off of our troops, or let them come home NOW)
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To: TheDon

"For all their statements about it being racist, it is interesting that the Latinos associate illegal aliens with Latinos."

Bingo! Give the man some candy.


25 posted on 02/24/2005 4:43:58 PM PST by Smartaleck (Av "Never argue with an idiot, he'll bring you down to his level - then beat you with experience.")
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To: WindOracle

Who's the racist? The guy who portrays a white guy as an illegal alien or the hispanic guy who assumes the white guys are referring to hispanics?


26 posted on 02/24/2005 4:49:41 PM PST by No Longer Free State
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To: Howlin
I suppose if it were track down a burglar day and it offended other burglars, we should be sensitive of their feelings as well?
27 posted on 02/24/2005 7:09:30 PM PST by Boiling point (If God had not meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!)
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To: RFEngineer
I agree.....I mean, who wears orange anymore?

Yes, tacky for sure.


28 posted on 02/24/2005 7:17:12 PM PST by ovrtaxt (McClellan: Do away with daily press briefings! Come straight to the New Media!)
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To: WindOracle
...representatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens

Did you catch the name of this organization? These people are citizens of 'Latin America'?

29 posted on 02/24/2005 7:20:10 PM PST by ovrtaxt (McClellan: Do away with daily press briefings! Come straight to the New Media!)
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To: Killborn
I wonder who would have been upset if they would have had an 'avoid HIV day', where you avoid those with orange shirts with 'HIV carrier' written on the back.

Would only the homos have been upset, after all, we have been told it is not a homosexual disease, it gets everyone equally, you are all at risk.

There is not a lawbreaking, illegal immigration problem. That is a myth put out by right wing fanatics and nazis and and and. Why would hispanics get upset, since there is no problem, or no group ignores immigration laws more than others.

I think they should search more little 80 year old women for switchblades at the airport and let those who look like Bin Laden pass right through...after all we can't discrim............................................................................................

30 posted on 02/24/2005 7:26:33 PM PST by joe_broadway (The Democrat party is an ACLU cult.)
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31 posted on 02/24/2005 9:11:19 PM PST by WindOracle
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To: joe_broadway
TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

32 posted on 02/25/2005 7:44:53 AM PST by Killborn (It's called C4. Use lots and lots of it.)
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To: WindOracle

This is hilarious.

Amazing how these Latino activists cannot seem to ever see the word "illegal."


33 posted on 02/25/2005 7:46:58 AM PST by Skooz (Overtaxed host organism for the parasitical State)
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To: Killborn

Troll? That's not even funny troll.


34 posted on 02/25/2005 9:55:12 AM PST by joe_broadway (The Democrat party is an ACLU cult.)
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To: joe_broadway

I'm just being silly. :P

You nail all the idiot lefty points really well.

No offense and nothing personal. :)


35 posted on 02/25/2005 10:12:31 AM PST by Killborn (It's called C4. Use lots and lots of it.)
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