Friday, June 7, 2019

Berkeley Students Demand Sanctuary Dormitory

                Students and other radicals are hoping to establish the world’s first “sanctuary dormitory” for illegal aliens on the University of California-Berkeley campus.
                This is odd, given that Berkeley itself is a sanctuary city. The nation’s very first, in fact. It is doubly redundant given the fact that the school also already refuses to enforce immigration laws and acts as a “sanctuary campus.” What’s more, the entire University of California educational system released a statement in 2017 proclaiming “vigorous support for all our undocumented students and staff” and pledged to provide them with counseling, financial aid, housing assistance, mental health resources, and research funding.
                A somewhat baffled Dan Mogulof, UC-Berkeley spokesman, told Campus Reform that he wasn’t sure what the activists wanted in the dorm, given that Berkeley has repeatedly and consistently made clear its intent to create a safe space for illegal immigrant students and that campus police are already instructed not to cooperate with ICE or other federal agencies in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
                Yet, on April 10th, members of the Berkeley chapter of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) called on the school’s student government to convert Eshelman Hall to a sanctuary for illegal alien students and community members, thereby sending “a political message to Donald trump,” according to Campus Reform. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary is, apparently, known as BAMN, not CDAAIIRFEBAMN, for reasons unstated.

   I guess “by any means necessary” is the most important part of any progressive manifesto.

   A sanctuary dorm inside of a sanctuary campus inside of a sanctuary city. No other group in the nation—or anywhere else—has this kind of layered protection. Certainly not conservatives. Or straight white Christian males. They are demonized and chased off campus.
  By why stop there? What’s next? I’d like to see a “sanctuary floor” in the “sanctuary dorm.” Perhaps even a “sanctuary bathroom” within a “Sanctuary dorm room” within a “sanctuary wing” of a “sanctuary floor” of a “sanctuary dorm” on a “sanctuary campus” in a “sanctuary city.” Would that be an adequately protected safe space for our illegal aliens?
  Apparently, Democrats believe that no legal citizen—let alone one with traditional values—should ever be allowed to interact with the undocumented heroes without express, written consent from the undocumented heroes themselves, BAMN, the University of California-Berkeley, and the Democratic National Committee. 

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