The Border Patrol apparently has a recruiting table at the school.

The College Fix reports:

College Democrats ‘publicly condemn’ presence of federal border patrol agents on campus

College Democrats at the University of Tampa have “publicly condemn[ed]” United States Customs and Border Protection agents for holding a recruiting table on campus, sparking a social media spat between the club and its Republican counterpart.

In a Feb. 26 Facebook post, the liberal student club criticized “fully uniformed and armed” officers setting up a table as part of an employment recruiting drive in the Vaughn Center, a major residential and dining hall on campus. The agents had been invited by the school’s Career Services department, according to the post, and were “discussing career opportunities at USBP” with students.

“With guns on their hip and large propaganda-like signs,” the presence of the agents “could be seen as threatening,” the group wrote.

“While we, the UT College Democrats, understand the value of careers in U.S. departments and the strength of our Criminology/Criminal Justice Department, we condemn not only the presence of the officers but the actions of the US Department of Border Patrol as a whole, especially under the current presidential administration,” the post continued.

The group cited the significant percentage of Latino students on campus as a reason to oppose the border patrol’s presence there.

“The University of Tampa is a diverse institution of 12.5% Latinx students and over 1,400 international students. The threats and violence placed on these students under our current administration make the presence of the officers potentially threatening for a large portion of our student body,” they wrote.


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