Trump supporter got expelled after trying to get his DACA classmate deported
Donald Trump's time in the White House has been anything but a smooth ride. Since becoming the 45th President of the United States, Trump has alienated large swathes of US and beyond with arbitrary policies - seemingly intent on dividing rather than uniting the American population. Certainly, within the last two months, Trump not only announced his intention to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military but his response to a deadly white-supremacist rally held in Charlottesville was lambasted for being divisive.
Most recently, Trump announced the most significant decision that his administration has made on immigration to date; and no, it wasn't about the wall, or who's going to be paying for it - rather, he revealed that he would be putting an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
Since 2012, DACA has protected almost 800,000 unauthorised young adult immigrants from being deported, and has allowed them to work legally in the US. The immigrants who are protected by DACA grew up in America, and many were unaware of their undocumented status until later in life. As such, the program was designed to give these people a chance to build their lives in the country that they had grown up in.
However, on September 5th, Trump announced that no one new will be protected under the scheme and that those who are currently covered will begin to lose their work permits in March 2018.
If this isn't disheartening enough, following the government's announcement, it was discovered that a Trump-supporting college student tried to get his DACA classmate deported.
Taylor Ragg who is a student at Transylvania University reportedly took to Facebook to post a screenshot of his classmate's Facebook profile with the caption: "Everyone go report this illegal at my school".
The student that Ragg was attempting to get deported has been identified as Paola Garcia, who has since alleged that she has been repeatedly harassed by Ragg. In video format, Garcia disclosed that she has been subjected to abusive messages which included "I can't wait till your f***ing c*** a** is gone" and "hope you enjoy your visit back to the dirt floors of your homeland, stinky a**".
Poetic justice was quickly served to this college student, however, as a college spokesperson from Transylvania University has confirmed that Taylor Ragg has since been expelled for his actions: "Taylor Ragg is no longer enrolled at Transylvania University. Per University policy and federal laws, we cannot offer any further details into the matter."
This is heartening news as initially administrators from the university claimed that they had no duty to get involved in the incident.
Personally, I believe that it is essential that institutions of learning such as universities and schools have a definite stance on political matters such as DACA, as such organisations have a duty to protect and shelter the young adults that they educate - a responsibility that Donald Trump's administration has clearly forsaken.