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UTA Removes Fliers Urging Students to Report Undocumented Immigrants

The University of Texas at Arlington has removed fliers posted on campus that declared "America is a white nation" and urged students to "report any and all illegal aliens."

The posters showed up days after students voted three-to-one to urge UTA to become a

"sanctuary campus" and protect undocumented immigrants.

Students condemned the fliers as racist propaganda.

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"It's stupid. Everybody has a right to be here," said senior geology student Cynthia Brooks.

"We come to school to learn, to get an education, not to make other students feel scared about their legal status," added senior Christian Guardado. "I don't think anyone has the right to just be calling out students when they're here to get an education."

Just last week, students voted 1,355 to 460 to make UTA a so-called "sanctuary campus."

Senior public relations student Maria Garcia is active with the "North Texas Dream Team," a group that supports students who came to the U.S. illegally at a young age.

"I think the sentiment around campus right now is very supportive," she said. "So like, our culture is shifting to where we're more accepting and welcoming of everybody."

But not everyone agrees UTA should be a sanctuary.

Gabriel Montalvo is a freshman nursing student.

"I don't think it should be passed because we would lose federal funds, and a lot of students depend on that to get their education," she said.

UTA administrators responded to the sanctuary referendum by saying they support everyone's voice but must follow federal law.

As for the fliers, the university said they were not approved and released a statement saying it expects "high standards of civil discourse."

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