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UNC student group hosts second immigration talk

Posted April 22, 2009

— A week after protesters disrupted the speech of former Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, a student group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a second speaker who is a vocal opponent of illegal immigration.

Former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode will speak on campus Wednesday night in a talk entitled, "Hate Speech, Free Speech and the Multiculturalism."

The event is the second organized by the group Youth for Western Civilization, a student group that opposes mass immigration and multiculturalism.

Protesters disrupted Tancredo's speech on April 14 by shouting profanities and unfurling banners as the former Colorado congressman tried to address an audience about his opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.

Police eventually halted his speech and had to use pepper spray after demonstrators broke a window.

Goode is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m., and the venue might be moved to a bigger auditorium. UNC security officials said they are preparing for any protests that might come with the event.


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  • vote4changeASAP Apr 22, 2009

    The students from last weeks protest should be treated with the same respect that those at NCSU who wrote inflammitory words in the free-expression tunnel.

    Forced to apologize and suspended. But NOOOOO, not at ultra-liberal UNC.

  • thayer00 Apr 22, 2009

    Funny !!!! Last Saturday I was watching WRAL News Saturday Morning around 6:30 when Renee Chou mentioned this event and stated Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode to take an "anti-immigration" view point.

  • marke3 Apr 22, 2009

    "...a talk entitled, "Hate Speech, Free Speech and the Multiculturalism."

    Nothing to do with immigration. They need to re-do Tancredos' invitation.

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  • mep Apr 22, 2009

    I hope the UNC police brings lots of pepper spray, and uses it liberally! 11 MILLION illegal immigrants in the US is a BIG problem, with no easy solution. Let folks gather and discuss it! Long live our freedom of speech!

  • affirmativediversity Apr 22, 2009

    Where is Erskine Bowles outrage and calls for an investigation into this incident?

    Mr. Bowles are conservative guests at your university not extended any measure of courtesy, respect or protection? Do you even care to find out if these zealots were students or outside paid to disrupt hacks? Are you, to any degree, concerned with the safety of students who wish to attend lectures of a conservative topic or can they expect true ignorance in the form of apathy?

  • affirmativediversity Apr 22, 2009


    Criminal migrants are using either stolen or made up SSN's. Most often stolen that means that even if they accidently have taxes withheld its usually NOT ENOUGH and the person whose SSN they've stolen has YEARS of hassle and trouble ahead of them trying to prove to the IRS they don't owe more money.

    Why is it somehow okay for these criminals to steal someone's SSN, use it for work and credit (even if its only utilities)? If any US citizen stole someone else's SSN, even for work, ITS CALLED FRAUD and IDENTITY THEFT and the last time I checked it is A FELONY??

  • abercrew2282 Apr 22, 2009

    FYI people.....there are illegals that ARE paying taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!! They may be doing so with forged identities....but some are paying taxes.

    I am not for illegal activity of any kind; consequently, I am not for illegal immigration. However, I do not like it when people make blanket statements.

  • affirmativediversity Apr 22, 2009

    Believe In Yourself:

    Why do you think it is the "republicans" who hire criminal migrants. North Carolina has been a predominantly DEMOCRATIC state for years with most of its "big business" (ie, the wealthy) leading or BIG contributors to the DEMOCRATIC party.

    How about those Poultry and Meat Plants hiring all those criminals...think they are run by anything other than local DEMOCRAT Party people?

    Look at California? How many "republicans" do you think hire criminal migrants in that DEMOCRATIC MECA?

  • affirmativediversity Apr 22, 2009

    UNC under Erskine Bowles has quickly become a liberal bath house passing itself off as a caricature of a higher learning institution.

    I wonder, is John Edwards still paid by UNC to head his "poor people" think tank?

    What a joke! Maybe conservatives should limit their speech to that stupid "freedom tunnel" then Erskine might worry about their rights and "freedom".