Freedom Center Calls for the Withdrawal of Federal Grants and Prosecution of University Administrators who Refuse to Uphold Federal Immigration Law; Milo Yiannopoulos to Kick Off Campaign with Speech at Berkeley on Feb. 1
The David Horowitz Freedom Center claimed credit for posters that appeared early this morning on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) opposing so-called “sanctuary campuses” which violate federal immigration law and endanger American citizens. The campaign will kick-off with a speech by Breitbart.com editor and conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos at UC-Berkeley on February 1st.
Since the U.S. presidential election in November, nearly 30 campuses have declared their defiance of federal immigration law as “sanctuary campuses.” The Center is calling on President Trump to withdraw federal grants from so-called Sanctuary schools and on the Department of Justice to prosecute university officials, beginning with former Department of Homeland Security head and UC President Janet Napolitano.
One poster hung on campus featured a caricature of University of California President Janet Napolitano with the word “Sedition” scrawled at the top, which is defined on the poster as “Rebellion against legitimate authority.” Addition text states the imperative to “Prosecute” Napolitano and “De-Fund” UC schools that fail to comply with federal immigration law. The hashtag #NoSanctuaryCampusForCriminals appears at the bottom of the poster.
A second poster contained the same language but featured a caricature of UCLA Chancellor Gene Block while a third poster featured a picture of Napolitano with text that read “Wanted for violated federal immigration law: Defund UC, prosecute Napolitano.”
Posters targeting Napolitano were also placed on the campus of UC-Berkeley on the morning of January 30th. Images of the posters may be viewed on the campaign website at www.nosanctuarycampus.org.
“The so-called ‘sanctuary movement’ is a concerted effort by left-wing administrations in major cities to thwart the purposes of the Patriot Act, undermine federal immigration law, and cripple the efforts of the Department of Homeland security to protect American citizens from terrorist threats,” said David Horowitz, founder and CEO of the Freedom Center. “Thanks to the efforts of leftwing activists and administrators, this seditious movement has now spread to our colleges and universities.”
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, founded in 1989, is a not-for-profit organization located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies like America and Israel, who are under attack by totalitarian forces both religious and secular, both domestic and foreign. More information on the Stop Sanctuary Campuses campaign may be found at www.nosanctuarycampus.org.
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