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UC Berkeley Student Government Votes to Aid Migrant Caravan, Shames Those Who Oppose the Vote as ‘Ignorant’

The student government from the University of California Berkeley recently voted on a resolution to help the migrant caravan while also insulting any who may have opposed the decision.

The Associated Students of the University of California passed the resolution unanimously on Wednesday. The bill, titled “In Support of Central American Refugees in their Pursuit of Asylum,” proposed to donate $1,500 to a non-profit to help those in the caravan.

According to Campus Reform, many students spoke out in support of the bill. These included a student that claimed she was “undocumented and unafraid” and another said that anyone who voted no was “ignorant and violent.”


Senate meeting 11/28

Posted by Associated Students of the University of California – ASUC on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

“Associated Students of the University of California task the Office of the External Affairs Vice President with phone-banking and lobbying in support of both emergency and comprehensive immigration reform as part of their national advocacy agenda, specifically addressing the backlog of visa and asylum applications, expanding referrals for refugees, and ending the violent practices of our border patrol agents against migrants traveling to the United States.”

While students in California may not see any negative outcomes from the caravan, the people of Tijuana, Mexico tell a different story. They have criticized the migrants for trashing the city and slammed the Mexican government for the abundance of resources that they have given to the migrants.

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