"This is a very triggering event for people," said one University of California-Santa Barbara protestor.
What else is new?
The latest offensive and "triggering" issue for UCSB students to protest is border control. Ever the class-acts, students bombarded U.S. Customs and Border Protection recruiters at a campus job fair on Thursday, shouting them down with expletive-laden phrases like, "f*ck your borders, f*ck your walls" and carrying banners stating "Undocumented Unafraid":
The 50 or so student protestors who lined the outside of the campus building hosting the career fair held aloft a large banner stating “Undocumented Unafraid,” and also chanted “Hey hey, ho ho – CBP has got to go.”
“We do have undocumented students here on campus who are at potential risk,” said UCSB graduate student Idalia Robles in an interview with The 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.”
“This event is a university endorsed event, right? 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,” she said. “[A]s someone committed to social justice, I know that this is something crucial.”
A video taken by a College Fix reporter shows students continuing to chant similar slogans – sometimes in English and other times in Spanish – as the demonstration continued into the afternoon.
The protest had begun inside the career fair, but The College Fix was informed by observers that the crowd had been moved outside. Once outside, the protest continued.
"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?" screamed one protestor into a megaphone.
The angry mob shouted "shame!" in response.
No. The only ones who should be ashamed are the student-protestors, their parents, and university faculty members who continue to kowtow to these thuggish, petulent children time and time again.