A controversial flier found at the University of Texas at Arlington campus asking “white Americans” to report “any and all” illegal immigrants has caused outrage amongst students.
The university has decided it will be taking down the fliers after students reported finding them on a university message board.
The posters, which include a link to the website of the white supremacist group Vanguard America, call on ‘white Americans’ to turn in unauthorized immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The poster also says that “America is a white nation.”
The group behind the message appears to be protesting the possibility of UTA becoming a “sanctuary campus.” The term “sanctuary city” refers to cities that follow certain procedures to shelter illegal immigrants.
“I feel like it’s ignorant people trying to incite some sort of rally or some sort of riot to get people off campus or get people to go to their way,” said student Kasandra Moreno. “But with such a diverse campus, it doesn’t make sense to do that here.”
The fliers include the website of “Vanguard America,” a white supremacist group, but it’s still unclear if members are responsible for the fliers. CBS 11 did not receive a reply from the group when asked about the notice.
While a university spokesman says there was more than one flier on campus, it is unclear when the posters first popped up and exactly how many appeared on campus.
According to a statement from the school, the university’s flier policy prohibits obscene or libelous material, unauthorized commercial solicitation, material that advocates the deliberate violation of any federal, state or local law, or incites or produces imminent lawless action.
The Vanguard America posters had not been approved by the Office of Student Activities and Organizations and were removed Monday, April 24.