Ah, Those Wacky College Kids

Ooh, are the knickers all a-twisted at NYU today

A contest called “Find the Illegal Immigrant” – a mock hunt for a student posing as just that – is being met with widespread protest on campus and receiving local and national media coverage.
The event, sponsored by NYU’s College Republicans, is planned for today in Washington Square Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The student posing as the illegal immigrant will wear a name tag saying so. Other students will try to find him or her, playing the part of border patrol agents and wearing nametags that say “INS,” referring to the former Immigration and Naturalization Service.

If they are really playing their part, the ‘agents’ won’t try (or even be allowed to try) too hard to find the ‘illegal’.
Of course, Chuck Schumer’s panties are twisted

“What I really find obnoxious – and that’s how I’d describe what the College Republicans are doing – is it dehumanizes [illegal immigrants],” the senator told WSN during a question-and-answer session after his speech. “A person who’s making a dollar a day in Oaxaca, who risks their life to come and make two dollars an hour here in America, is not to be ridiculed. It’s not to be despised. So what I think they’re doing is obnoxious.”

I think having wide open borders is obnoxious. I think ignoring illegal acts is obnoxious. I think denying thousands of educated people who are playing by the rules and trying to emigrate legally but encouraging millions to come illegally so they’ll vote for your party is obnoxious.
But that’s why I’m not the Senior Senator from NY, I reckon.

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