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Neo-Nazi sign found on campus calls for reporting undocumented people

Neo-Nazi sign found on campus calls for reporting undocumented people

July 30
15:00 2018

A sign urging individuals to report undocumented people which is accredited to a neo-Nazi group was immediately taken down by a UNT student Saturday afternoon. It was found on the door of the UNT Child and Family Resources Center.

The sign claims that it is a civic duty to report undocumented immigrants because they allegedly broke the law. The bottom of the poster indicates the sign came from the website of the Daily Stormer, which is a known neo-Nazi organization. 

“[The UNT police department] is aware of the flyer and its removal,”  UNT spokesperson Leigh Anne Gullett said. “They regularly monitor activity that may not rise to the criminal level.”

After the initial reports, council member Deb Armintor addressed the poster on Facebook.

“This poster is morally abhorrent and false,” Armintor said. “The vigilante racial profiling it’s trying to incite has no place in the city of Denton.”

The placement of the poster also broke UNT’s signs, posters and advertisement policy, which states posters can only be hung in designated areas.

“While the university respects freedom of speech on our campus, a university policy governs the posting of signs, posters and advertisements,” Gullett said.

President Neal Smatresk who is currently out of the country responded to similar signs that were found on campus in March of 2017. He said they were not reflective of UNT values.

In a message sent to the UNT community in 2017, Smatresk stated if any behavior turns threatening or into vandalism, then appropriate action will be taken.

“[We] will act quickly and decisively when confronted with such actions,” Smatresk said.

Skye, a drawing and painting senior who wanted her last name to remain anonymous, did not agree with the poster.

“[Undocumented Immigrants are] basically here trying to make a living,” Skye said. “If they are here with a green card, even if they are here without a green card, they are trying to make money and provide for their family. It’s not a civic duty to report them. It’s a civic duty to help them.”

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  1. Fash Rider
    Fash Rider July 31, 13:01

    They’re not undocumented. They’re illegal. The flyer calls for enforcing the law. How is that bad?

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