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MIT Declined to Expel Anti-Israel Students Because They Would Have Been Deported

MIT Declined to Expel Anti-Israel Students Because They Would Have Been Deported

A large student crowd responded by mocking the school’s weakness.

When it comes to anti-Israel displays at prestigious schools, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been one of the worst.

There have been chants of “intifada” on campus, leaving Israeli students terrified. A student was allowed to disrupt a math class with a deranged anti-Israel rant, and Jewish students were allegedly blocked from entering buildings.

Now, we are learning that the school declined to expel some of the students behind this because they would have faced deportation from the United States.

FOX News reports:

MIT faces backlash for not expelling anti-Israel protesters over ‘visa issues’: ‘Who is in charge?’

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was blasted this week after its administrators acknowledged the university stopped short of expelling anti-Israel student protesters because of “visa issues.”

MIT President Sally Kornbluth said in a statement Nov. 9 that the school would merely suspend students who participated in the disruptive protest from non-academic campus activities to avoid “collateral consequences for the students, such as visa issues.” One day earlier, the Coalition Against Apartheid, a pro-Palestinian student group, conducted a large protest that Kornbluth confirmed defied MIT policies governing student actions.

“In late morning, the face-to-face confrontation between the protesters and counterprotesters intensified,” Kornbluth said. “We had serious concerns that it could lead to violence. To prevent further escalation and protect the physical safety of everyone present – including both student protesters and passers-by in our busiest lobby — the administration felt it was essential to take action.”

“The students will remain enrolled at MIT and will be able to attend academic classes and labs,” she continued, noting some of the protesters’ “visa issues.” “We will refer this interim action to the Ad Hoc Complaint Response Team, which includes the chair of the Committee on Discipline, for final adjudication.”

The Daily Wire has more on this:

While MIT is not the only American college campus where such protests are taking place, critics noted that it was the first to shed some light on why anti-semitic protests and demonstrations are getting overlooked with regard to disciplinary actions.

Joel Petlin shared the statement along with his own observations, noting that the school had apparently refrained from taking action because they were concerned that foreign students — who make up nearly one-third of MIT’s student body — could have their visas revoked.

“I can’t think of a better example of saying the quiet part out loud than @MIT admitting that they won’t expel Antisemitic students because they will lose their student visas and be deported. How many other colleges are protecting dangerous people who don’t belong in America?” he asked. “Incredible admission from @MIT president. Visa issues are why the students who are threatening Jews on campus are not being expelled.”

A large crowd of MIT students reacted to this decision by mocking the school’s weakness. Watch:

No one has a “right” to attend college in the United States. MIT would be wise to reverse this decision and allow the students in question to face deportation. All of our colleges and universities should be doing that.

Featured image via Twitter video.


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These people are attending on the government dime. MIT doesn’t want to lose the gravy train.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 14, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Chose Michigan Tech instead of MIT.

    Not our governments dime. Most foreign students especially from the Mideast pay cash. Money is why they are not being expelled

    inspectorudy in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 14, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    They don’t want to lose the Muslim gravy train. Almost all of the protest schools take big money from Muslim nations and along with that money comes conditions. We don’t have to guess what the conditions are. To me, getting deported is getting off lightly. I prefer one year in prison and then deport them.

Just another form of anti-antisemitism. It would not hesitate to expel someone who espoused Christianity as political doctrine. Yet it treats proto-terrorists as babies.

If you put a list of things over which they can get expelled in one hand put a list of things over which they cannot get expelled in the other—one hand will be full and the other will be empty.

If they get expelled, where will they go to learn high tech bomb making?

    JohnSmith100 in reply to MAJack. | November 14, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    We have all seen how competent their bombmakers are, in that they routinely see them blow themselves up.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 14, 2023 at 1:28 pm

Cease all federal dollars to MIT until they expel these students. They made their beds, they can lie in it in their home shitholes, and not in the Us.

No federal money: research grants, GI Bill, Pell Grants, Student Loans, or any other money. Remove their tax exempt status, and tax their endowments at 35%.

Fûck around and find out whether Jew haters are more important than your cash cow, MIT.

    Sounds good as long term hammer. Maybe as an intermediate step one achievable goal would be for Congress to subject the issuance and retention of Student Visas to far more scrutiny. Work Visa as well for that matter. As it stands a Univ can basically receive any/all of its requests for Student Visas with barely so much as a rubber stamp applied to them from the Federal gov’t. It is hugely profitable for the University.

Ban all muslims.


    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to smooth. | November 14, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    And, repeal Hart-Cellar.

    gonzotx in reply to smooth. | November 14, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Absolutely anything else is just stupidity

    I would be dead if not for extremely skilled Muslim surgeons in my local university hospital. I am a Zionist Christian, but it didn’t matter to them. They saved my life. So if you say ‘Ban all Muslims,” then I say fuck you.

    CommoChief in reply to smooth. | November 14, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    How about refuse entry to anyone for whom we can’t determine that the applicant is a going to be a law abiding, productive person who respects Western cultural norms/traditions and understands that as a guest in our Nation they must adapt and conform to our laws and civil norms. Then deport those who fail to live up to it.

Clearly, these haters have received MIT’s message correctly:

MIT is OK with those who hate Jews.

MIT will never discipline you!

The reality is there is ZERO chance they would get deported by this Administration.

Peole must stop funding these universities immediately amd don’t let your children attend them

Dollars to donuts if these were israeli students threatening Moslems MIT would call ICE themselves and the students would already be on the way home!

    henrybowman in reply to Granny. | November 15, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    Nah, MIT isn’t like that.

    From time immemorial, MIT’s attitude has been that it’s a prime responsibility to insulate their “young adults” as much as possible from the consequences of civil authority. They have a Campus Patrol primarily so they can tell the Cambridge Police, “We’ll handle it.” This was true back in the days of widespread pot popularity, for example, and for exactly that reason. It expanded itself to encompass the “campus radicals” of SDS, SNCC, and all the other young commie clubs that (at that time) nobody considered any sort of actual threat to society at large. You had to do something pretty major to get handed off to the townies.

    They’re still operating in this mode: their Prime Directive is to cushion their young charges from the consequences of their youthful mistakes. But both the players and the stakes are quite different now, and MIT hasn’t tumbled to that reality.

    You can read President Kornbluth’s recent written update here, see her resolution plan video here, and a transcript of the video here.

    I will say I am highly disappointed at her attempt to gratuitously insert whataboutism about “Islamophobia” into her materials. That shit has to stop. Nobody anywhere in the USA is attacking Muslims, and pretending it’s an issue is delusion or cowardice.

The government can revoke their Visa’s at any time whether the school likes it or not. Providing material support to terrorists, assault, criminal trespassing harassment and intimidation based on someone’s race, religion etc is a civil right violation. All of these are grounds for revocation and deportation

Deport them, tomorrow…we do not need any more help with agenda-driven morons and haters in our country, we have plenty as witnessed since October 7th. I have $100 to put towards their deportation fund.

caseoftheblues | November 14, 2023 at 3:26 pm

33% are foreign students!!! That’s crazy. Why is one of the best, if not the best…. ( well Perhaps formerly because seems like all the “elite” universities are daycare centers now…..) …anyway why does it seem to be that focused on educating foreign students….I’m sure there are thousands of US applicants (without falsified grades and scores foreign students notorious for) that were deserving who got turned down.

    CommoChief in reply to caseoftheblues. | November 14, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    The foreign Students are a lucrative market. The univ charge high rates and the checks clear. The univ have basically unlimited ability to admit and procure a Student Visa for these foreign Students. The incentives are most definitely not aligned towards refusing foreign applicants. Upon graduation the Students use the cachet of an IVY/Elite CV to get employment in the US via a work Visa and ultimately a green card then the penultimate goal, US Citizenship.

    henrybowman in reply to caseoftheblues. | November 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Here is a photo of MIT’s competition math team for 2023.

    Do you notice anything?

    Do you think this is the result of any sort of bias, or Affirmative Action?

    If there is at all, it was almost certainly to benefit “the blond guy.”

    Last year, I’m pretty sure there were no blond guys.

Rather than expel these students, they will be put to work re-engineering the “COEXIST” bumper stickers without Christianity’s Cross or Judaism’s Star of David.

One or more forms of a swastika may serve as replacements . . .

thalesofmiletus | November 14, 2023 at 6:51 pm

That seems like an excellent reason TO expel them.

They might be deported. Everyone knows that would not happen. This administration doesn’t give two hoots in hell.

It’s about time to make people understand that you win stupid prizes if you play stupid games.

What does it say when a school won’t expel students with bad behavior because they might be deported?

It says the school supports their bad behavior.

MIT gets lots of federal government money.

Something needs to change!

    henrybowman in reply to CaptTee. | November 15, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    It doesn’t help that the president is a woman (and prior to her, the president was a woke weasel).

    Say what you like about women, but principled hardasses like Maggie Thatcher or Indira Gandhi are few and far between.

Sound like giving aid and comfort to the enemy

Awwww . . . ! Anti-American foreign students might lose their visas! What a tragedy. Moreover, if a few of the more obstreperous offenders were deported, I strongly suspect that the rest would wise up and realize that as foreigners, they are here on sufferance. Just as I always was when I lived in other countries. Foreign nationals should never involve themselves in a host country’s politics: that is for citizens, and they are guests. If they don’t like it, and object strongly to the host country’s policies, they always have the right to leave.