MSU Student Gov't Demands 2 Weeks Notice If ICE Agents Will Be On Campus

Michigan State's student government passed a bill requiring the college to notify students about ICE agents on campus.

East Lansing, MI – The Michigan State University (MSU) student government passed a bill requiring the university to notify them anytime U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are going to be on campus.

The move was made in response to a panic that was created when some students posted on social media about having seen ICE agents walking around campus, WILX reported.

It turns out that there were, in fact, three ICE agents present on campus attending a three-day course entitled “The role of U.S. Customs and Border Protections in supply chain security programs, the importing process, trade agreements and related legislation,” according to the MSU School of Journalism.

Emily Guerrant, the MSU spokeswoman, also said ICE officials were scheduled to be on campus the next day to speak to classes in the Broad Business College about career opportunities, WILX reported.

Still, the mere presence of ICE agents on campus created enough fear and anxiety among some MSU students that the student government, officially known as the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), felt the need to intervene.

ASMSU passed a bill that requires the university to notify students two weeks in advance if ICE agents are going to be on campus, WILX reported.

However, the student government representative from MSU’s College of Engineering questioned whether the ASMSU bill made any difference and was enforceable, The State News reported.

Ryan Aridi pointed out that the 2011 memo from ICE that governs protocol for operating in “sensitive areas” like schools doesn’t not actually require ICE to notify the university that they’re coming.

“Upon my one-to-two hour analysis of the memorandum, in that section that it outlines permission and who is responsible for giving permission, I did not get [that the university must be notified] from the text,” Aridi said. “It actually has a full sentence that lists who has to give permission, and they’re all basically different governmental directors or agencies that are in charge of ICE and border security.”

If ICE isn’t required to notify MSU, then there’s no way the university can required to notify the student government two weeks prior, The State News reported.

“It’s very important, because when we pass legislation and such, we need to think about all the context,” Aridi said. “This is my conjecture — [ICE] likely wouldn’t even contact MSU, they would just kinda show up, grab their targets, and then leave as quietly and as secretly as possible... can MSU realistically enforce anything like [this bill]? I’m personally very doubtful, seeing as [ICE] is a government agency and such.”

ASMSU President Mario Kakos called the passage of the bill a huge victory despite the fact it was unclear whether it would accomplish anything.

“ASMSU represents all students, and that includes undocumented students, so we're interested in their safety and well-being in order to learn in a proactive and productive environment,” Kakos said. "This shows that we stand in solidarity with students, allies, undocumented or otherwise that we do hear their concerns, we do support them. You know, this all transpired in less than 24 hours, so we definitely plan on working more to ensure that in future cases or scenarios that may occur that we have a process in order to avoid as much mass hysteria as possible."

Some students remained disturbed by the social media noise surrounding the ICE agents on campus.

"I saw it on a friend's story through Snapchat and then I thought like 'is this a joke,'" Paloma Lopez, an MSU student, told WILX. “A friend there who only has a green card, he was you know, he was quiet but then he told us how he was afraid to step out of Holden Hall because he was afraid of you know stumbling upon ICE agents.”

In the wake of the unnecessary panic, an organization called Dream MSU called on MSU to have the school declared a sanctuary campus, WILX reported.

Comments (23)
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flybynight
flybynight

Lets make it 3 weeks so you snowflakes have enough time to scramble under your beds.

Aramovich
Aramovich

Did you ever think of politely asking for notification when they will be on campus for educational purposes instead of demanding? You actually might get some cooperation. Try being civil for once.

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

They’re just learning young on how government can create unenforceable laws, proper start for young Democrats

floridacop
floridacop

If I am mistaking I will apologize but I do believe most of not all universities state you can not attend or you can be denied an education if you have committed a felony or convicted of felony

MSK
MSK

I only wish that two ICE agents would be assigned to just walk around campus with “ICE” emblazoned on their shirts every single day. Let’s see how long it would take before the young liberals heads would implode. These would be the same ones supporting open borders and free everything for llegals while at the same time complaining about the cost of the amount of taxes they have to pay. SMFH

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

what, what? 2 weeks notice? anytime an ICE officer will be on campus? sure, sounds reasonable. Anytime there will be officers on campus for non-apprehension activities, sure, give them notice, makes the snow flakes feel all warm and tingly.

If ICE is going after someone, they get no notice at all. If the MSU student government complains, tell them to kiss your blue ass.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

F••King crybabies!! Why don't you go ahead and dig a hole 6 feet down and cover yourself with the dirt and have a permanent safe space, m-kay? Liberal shit heads!!

DaveZ
DaveZ

If the students are undocumented illegals what are they even doing in our schools?

tkshields
tkshields

if you have nothing to fear or broken any law then why do you need special roles on another note if these colleges and universities are admitting illegals and collecting federal aid in any type or form then they should be held liable and all federal aid stopped until they come into compliance

DesertRat0512
DesertRat0512

How about...no?

Ethananddrewsnana
Ethananddrewsnana

I thought people at MSU were suppose to be educated! What makes them think their special? They don't need any notice when ICE is on campus. Are you for real, or just stuck on stupid?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

"I saw it on a friend's story through Snapchat and then I thought like 'is this a joke,'" Paloma Lopez, an MSU student, told WILX. “A friend there who only has a green card, he was you know, he was quiet but then he told us how he was afraid to step out of Holden Hall because he was afraid of you know stumbling upon ICE agents.”

Apparently both Mr. Lopez and his friend are ignorant about both the role of ICE agents and how and why ICE agents interact with Green card holders. As per

Your Rights as a Permanent Resident As a permanent resident (Green Card holder), you have the right to:

Live permanently in the United States provided you do not commit any actions that would make you removable under immigration law Work in the United States at any legal work of your qualification and choosing. (Please note that some jobs will be limited to U.S. citizens for security reasons) Be protected by all laws of the United States, your state of residence and local jurisdictions

Your Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident As a permanent resident, you are:

Required to obey all laws of the United States the states, and localities Required to file your income tax returns and report your income to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities Expected to support the democratic form of government and not to change the government through illegal means Required, if you are a male age 18 through 25, to register with the Selective Service

So as long as you don't do anything to warrant removal (committing crimes, fraud, etc), you can run into the officers, speak to the officer, and even them how their day is going, and they aren't going to arrest and deport you. I'd also recommend keeping your green card on you, along with your student ID, because that's just good general practice (I know I always had my ID with me when I was in college). The fear they are experiencing is both baseless and completely self-created.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Why would some students be fearful and anxious? Are they in the country illegally? (sarc)🤔

LEO0301
LEO0301

Let's play "Ice, baby" really loud over speakers, followed by the song from Cops as ICE agents swarm the campus.

ikaika
ikaika

Wouldn't it be funny for some group to hire guys to walk around campus with T-shirts that had ICE on the back?

Grog
Grog

ICE should put out notifications at least 3 x a week, every week, they will be on campus. Let the snowflakes and illegal aliens figure it out.

GForce48
GForce48

Poor little "male" and "female" snowflakes! Triggered all day everyday over something.

hoss377
hoss377

It's really hard to comprehend just how much of a candya$$ college students are anymore.