Student Government Puts CRs on I.C.E., I.C.E. Baby

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At the University of California at Merced. “The College Republicans at the University of California, Merced advertised their club last month with signs that read ‘I.C.E. I.C.E. Baby’ and provided the phone number for Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” Liz Wolfe writes on the blog. “Now the student government is considering defunding them and similar organizations, in part because College Republicans might use those funds to attend conservative conferences and spread hateful rhetoric on campus.”

“The initial advertising campaign provoked a response from school administrators several days after the incident. The officials condemned the group’s ‘bigoted and hateful’ tactics but reminded students that ‘as nasty as the club’s signs were, they are protected by the First Amendment.'”