Protesters at Cornell demand funding, housing for illegal immigrants

Protesters at Cornell demand funding, housing for illegal immigrants

You can’t accuse today’s collegian of not being up on “current events.” Which is to say, young liberals at campuses nationwide make it their business to know the identity of the victim du jour.

A few short weeks ago, it was “people of color.” Then President Donald Trump came along and passed his vile “Muslim ban” (a pox on it!). Which brings us to today’s headline story, courtesy of the Cornell (University) Daily Sun:

Cornell students and faculty gathered on the Arts Quad Thursday to demand that the University set up a designated fund for Cornellians with and without DACA status and strengthen its commitment to keeping student information private from federal immigration agents.

And don’t think for a minute that the faculty isn’t aware of the latest social injustice or supportive of remedying the same:

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Prof. Russell Rickford, history, was an organizer of the event named “Sanctuary Now Cornell: Solidarity against Tyranny.” He estimated that 250 to 300 people attended the protest, which was hosted by Cornell Coalition for Inclusive Democracy.


Rickford led the crowd in chants including, “No ban. No wall. Sanctuary for all.” He also told the audience that “today we say no.”

“No more deportations,” he announced, “No more raids. No more fear.”…

No more teachers’ dirty looks. Oops, wrong chant.

Among protesters’ demands, encapsulated in a post to their Facebook page, are:

  1. Establish an Alternative Funding Source for Students With and Without DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and Undocumented Students
  2. Clarify and Strengthen Cornell Police Commitment to Nondisclosure
  3. Provide Housing and Resources to Vulnerable Students
  4. Make Cornell a Home for Scholars at Risk
  5. Fight in Albany and Washington, D.C. to Protect Our Community

The article doesn’t mention whether the parents of any of these snowflakes, who are ponying up more than $67,000 a year to send their little darlings to this Ivy League school, are on board with this plan.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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