News of plans for the “mock immigration sting” to be staged by the YCT reached the LLILAS Executive Committee today, and was the focus of vigorous, unanimous repudiation. We view these plans as a direct attack on Latino / Latin American students generally, and a profound affront to the UT Dreamers, who embody the same principles of discipline, idealism and commitment that animate the LLILAS Benson Mission. This “mock sting” reinforces ethnic stereotypes, cultural intolerance and racial profiling, which should have no place on the grounds of our great University. We encourage all appropriate actions, both legal and civic, to counter these disgraceful plans.
The LLILAS Benson Leadership Team