Fliers targeting 'illegal aliens' found at WSU


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Fliers encouraging people to report "illegal aliens" to immigration authorities were found on the Washington State University campus in Pullman.

The Spokesman-Review reports the fliers found Tuesday were similar to those found Monday at the University of Texas. The Texas branch of a self-identified white nationalist group called American Vanguard took credit. The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified it as a white supremacist group.

Student organization The Daily Evergreen obtained a flier that was torn down on Library Road. The fliers read, “A notice to all citizens of the United States of America, it is your civic duty to report any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement; they have broken the law.”

A WSU spokesman confirmed that students discovered the posters, which included a number for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

WSU President Kirk Schulz tweeted, "At WSU we want an environment that is welcoming for everyone and we continue to remain very supportive of our undocumented students."

The finding of the fliers comes amid immigration officials detaining Daniel Ramirez-Medina in Tacoma. Ramirez was brought to the United States when he was 7 years old and was approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Immigration officials say they took Ramirez into custody “based on his admitted gang affiliation and risk to public safety.”