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Illegal aliens protest the presence of Border Patrol at Fresno hiring fair

March 18, 2017 at 6:35 am 30 News
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A group of protesters were at Fresno State on Wednesday to protest the presence of the U.S. Border Patrol, which had a booth at “Recruit Down the 99 and Beyond” career fair at the Save Mart Center.

About 25 people from Fresno Resistance, a grassroots organization made up of students, campus groups, professors and the public, stood outside the Save Mart Center for 90 minutes holding signs and chanting “no fear, no hate, no ICE at Fresno State.”

Members handed fliers to career fair participants and asked them to drop the fliers off at the Border Patrol recruitment table. The group tried unsuccessfully to get inside to speak to the recruiters.

“We don’t think that Border Patrol or ICE or DHS or anyone from that agency should participate in the career fair,” said organizer Luis Ojeda, who is a 2012 Fresno State graduate. “It stands against the values that Fresno State claims to hold.”

The protest was supported by MEChA de Fresno State, a Chicano advocacy group at the university. Members of the Young Democratic Socialists and Students for Outstanding Education on campus also participated.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro said federal law prohibits the university from keeping a federal agency from recruiting on campus. Several federal, state and local entities participated in the career fair and Immigration and Customs Enforcement was one of them, he said.

ICE has participated in campus recruitment fairs for several years looking to fill permanent jobs and internships. Fresno State has the California State University’s largest criminology program, so this campus is a natural connection for them, Castro said.

The university let Dreamers — young people who were children when their parents brought them illegally to the U.S. — know a week ago that ICE would be attending the fair. Castro said he was unaware of any complaints or concerns until Tuesday when he saw some posts on social media websites.

“I empathize with those who are concerned about (ICE),” Castro said at a news conference held at the Henry Madden Library. “On the other hand, I think it’s important to note that this is an event that is purely for the recruitment of students for employment.”

Sanger resident Tania Pacheco-Werner remembers as a 9-year-old child fearing that immigration officers would come to her school and take her away from her parents. Her family came from Mexico illegally in the 1980s. Pacheco-Werner, who joined Wednesday’s protest, is now an American citizen.

“I know firsthand the trauma that having ICE roaming around in our city causes children because I was one. I know that … it’s not necessary to come recruit from our bright young minds at Fresno State,” she said.

Ramon Jimenez, a second-year student studying political science and English, felt it was important to join the protest in honor of undocumented students at Fresno State. “I am part of Students for Quality Education and we try to make the school safe for everyone,” he said.

Having ICE on campus “doesn’t make them feel safe,” Jimenez said. “It impacts their learning. They are worried … we want them to know we stand with them and won’t let them be taken.

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  1. barelypure March 18, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Does FERPA (student protection law) protect students from ICE requesting their citizenship status from the schools? If not maybe it’s time for them to start rounding up illegals thus creating more class room space.

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      ltuser March 19, 2017 at 1:22 am

      Unfortunately since the scotus several decades ago, ruled that all kids in this country, EVEN ILLEGAL ALIEN ones, have a right to education, i DO think it would be a violation of FERPA as it currently stands, to ask for immigration status..

      WHICH IS WHY I FEEL IT NEEDS to be revised. TO MY point of view, NO KID here illegally has a RIGHT TO education on OUR TAX Dollars, Let alone a right to a spot at OUR Universities and colleges..

      AND TO ME< any campus wishing to designate itself as a 'sanctuary campus for illegal invaders needs to be immediately STRIPPED OF ALL federal funds, INCLUDING ANY STUDENT AID!!!

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    • DrGadget March 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      This sounds simple to me. The illegals are most likely emboldened by this “success”. Good.

      Plan for about 100 more college recruitment displays for ICE around the country. Make sure they all happen at the same time.

      Send out the recruitment teams. About a half hour later send out capture teams. recruit local law enforcement to make up the difference. Assuming there are 25 protestors at each site, that would be 2500 illegals rounded up.

      To prevent any liberal judges interfering, send them all straight to Guantanamo Bay. The libs will be freaking out because they don’t have any idea what goes on there. Let them freak. By the time any high-ranking liberals (Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, etc.) are allowed access the detainees are just gone. And make sure nobody there really knows where they went either.

      “Some guys in black outfits came and got them.”

      Now how many more protests like this are we likely to have?

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  2. teapartyproud March 18, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I don’t feel safe with illegal aliens running free all over the country, many of them gang members and Isis sleepers just waiting for the right moment to attack, but I guess legal natural born American citizens don’t matter any more so I’m just SOL!

    Perhaps we should re-name the country the United Emirates of Mexanistan and let them all come flooding in with immediate citizenship and full rights and benefits the moment they touch our soil. Then all the liberals and protesters can feel righteous and safe and the world will be saved.

    (Yes, it’s extreme sarcasm).

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 19, 2017 at 1:27 am

      [I don’t feel safe with illegal aliens running free all over the country, many of them gang members and Isis sleepers just waiting for the right moment to attack, but I guess legal natural born American citizens don’t matter any more so I’m just SOL!]

      As me and Mamacat have been saying for weeks. It seems that Being a US citizen is no longer a Privilige, but a burden and a curse…

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    • Snowy March 19, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Anyone who feels that being a US citizen is a “burden and a curse” is free to renounce their citizenship and leave.

      We are about to build a 30′ wall at our southern border but it is NOT to keep you in. Amazing that a country that is a “burden and a curse” would have to build that big wall to keep people out, don’t you think?

      I am a natural citizen of the USA by birth and heritage. I do not have one foot in America and the other one in another country. This is my only country. I love it. With all it’s imperfections and disloyal people, it is still the greatest country in the world.

      I don’t appreciate those who think that US citizenship is a “burden and a curse”. There aren’t any anchors on your ***, ltuser. Go find a country you like better.

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      ltuser March 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      You are obviously misunderstanding WHY i (and mamacat) feel that way..
      Look, when all the positive aspects from being a US citizen are given away (voting, benefits of Social security,welfare etc), but the REQUIREMENTS (such as passing all those tests, medical screenings and such you need to take to GET your citizenship), Taxes, and the like are not, then to US it seems why BECOME a citizen, when you get all the benefits OF IT , just by being here illegally these days?..

      I liken it to College degrees. If i had to spend (lets say) 1400 hours, learning X subject, 5,000 dollars doing so, and had to gruel through 100 tests to get my grades to the level i passed it so i could get the degree, then 10 years down the road i see students being almost GIVEN that degree, all cause of ‘social justice, or what ever PC Bull malarkey”, then what was the point in someone else doing AS I DID to earn it, when you can be HANDED it??

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    • Snowy March 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      No, I didn’t misunderstand anything and my comment stands. If you don’t want to be taken for George Clooney then you should stop whining like him.

      There is no doubt that many things need to be changed in this country but it would be a lot better to work for change instead of saying how “burdened and cursed” you are by US citizenship. If you don’t want it then give it up and go where you think things are better.

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  3. patriot159 March 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Well yes, criminals hate the sight of law enforcement! “Undocumented” = Illegal, criminal, law breaking no matter how you try to sugar coat it!

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    • baitfish March 19, 2017 at 6:20 am

      Amen. I went to the bank yesterday to rob it, but the presence of a police guard scared me off. No fair, no fair. I should be able to rob that bank without fear of being arrested and thrown in jail.

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  4. ToddLoop March 18, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Protesting, why? You don’t have to attend. scared of ice? move, Nobody is forcing you to stay here.

    So proud of Mexico and Mexican heritage… as long as you don’t have to be one or live there.

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      ltuser March 19, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      They were protesting cause ICE’s presence was making them need their safe space and blankee..

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  5. backpacker March 18, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I am surprised Geraldo the RACEBAITER wasn’t there, leading the protests!

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  6. odayterrence March 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

    So, a protest organizer says having these agencies participate goes against the values Fresno State claims to hold? Will we hear an administrator agree that Fresno State values law-breaking and criminal activity? Would be strange for a college with such a large criminology department where students are supposed to learn to support and enforce all laws. But this IS a California University after all.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Well ain’t that grand. Fresno state has a criminology dept. What the hell do they teach the students? That social justice and leftist ideals take priority over following the rule of law??

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  7. Srini Varadarajan
    Srini Varadarajan March 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    That’s like convicted felons protesting about police having a hiring booth — and as noted by patriot159, the analogy is apt — those hiring have legitimate business being at the fair and even hiring on-spot, those scared of one of the hirers less so (one difference is that USC felons do have rights to look for those who may hire them, where illegals have no business whatsoever even attending)!!!

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  8. mfee2079 March 18, 2017 at 11:10 am

    just once I’d like to see them ask the parents if they thought about their kids BEFORE they broke the law

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  9. pete0097 March 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

    So leftists think that the students that are here illegally have more rights than students that are here legally and want jobs. How many ways is this wrong? they should simply go back to their homelands so ICE isn’t a problem for them.

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      ltuser March 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      I say lets give these protestors what they want. NO ice at the hiring fair, CAUSE THERE WILL NO LONGER BE a hiring fair.. And in fact, there will be a COUNTRY wide hiring FREEZE on everyone coming out of that state college..

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    • doced March 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      We all ought to recognize that Lefty-Loonies can not be persuaded via logic, and/or citations of law, or cinemascopic views of reality. It’s the ideology, the narrative, that drives their psychoses, forms the bubble that encloses their alternative universe, and provides all the justification they need for their madness.

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      ltuser March 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Which is why it is always pointless TRYING to reason with loony leftists. AS they can never SEE reason or logic..

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  10. disqus_OiY0cRn0mH March 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Were the protesters wearing brown or black shirts?

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  11. columba March 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Next up: Embezzlers protest the presence of auditors.

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  12. ConservativeSarge March 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Illegal aliens certainly have the option to go back home, if they don’t like law enforcement being around where they want to hang out…… Strange I never see any ICE in front of Home Depot stores in the Seattle urban areas……

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    • doced March 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      That’s because there in a haven of Lefty-Loonies, they can only see Left, so invaders in front of them are, for all practical purposes, invisible.

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  13. ltuser
    ltuser March 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Or outside ANY home improvement center.. I’ve lost track f the # of times i have had heard from friends and acquaintances the # of illegal aliens they have seen outside those stores, asking “Do you want a day laborer for cash”..

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  14. doced March 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Doesn’t it strike you, the thinking part of our society, that is, as utterly absurd the claims, the assertions, the allegations, made by those who’ve violated our border, our laws, have enriched themselves at others’ expense, and who regard their criminal status and parasitic existence as something of a badge of honor? Why do we allow criminals to protest against those who call them on their law-breaking, and accuse them of racism, bigotry, cruelty, and more, when it’s us whose charity and generosity are so massively, cynically, selfishly, and ruthlessly abused? I encourage the presence of ICE wherever these ingrates gather, who do so mocking our laws, our tolerance, and the proper arrest, processing, and due incarceration and/or deportation.

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  15. Nealstar March 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I don’t understand why the Border Patrol agents don’t arrest them, if they know they’re illegal. They have NO rights in our country.

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  16. Nealstar March 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I don’t understand why the Border Patrol agents don’t arrest them, if they know they’re illegal. They have NO rights in our country. I bet the hombres would sure like to get “Mirandad” though…

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  17. ltuser
    ltuser March 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Cause ICE keeps getting told by liberal politicians “Don’t arrest here, or there, you will scare my constituents away””…

    THIS IS WHY i say ICE needs to arrest ANYONE WHO aids and abets these illegal invaders, including politicians and School deans who create ‘sanctuary campuses’ for their willful aiding of criminals..

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