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Anti-Immigration flier found on UNO campus

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 21:41:21-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An anti-immigration flier was found on UNO's campus over the weekend, according to The Gateway, UNO's student newspaper.

The flier urges people to report "any and all illegal aliens" and shows a caricature of an officer pointing a gun to the back of somebody crossing the border line.

According to The Gateway, the flier was discovered in the west garage and reported to Student Government. Student body president and student regent Aya Yousuf issued the following statement:

“One of my favorite things about being a Maverick is the welcoming and inclusive community that I have witnessed and continue to witness here on campus. UNO prides itself on being an inclusive and diverse community and I truly believe in those values. With that being said, this flier does not exemplify UNO’s culture of inclusion and diversity. I’m proud that UNO Public Safety and administrations have made it their priority to welcome students of various backgrounds and are assisting in this matter. Student Government, as well as other campus resources, are always here to welcome and support students regardless of identification.”

The Gateway adds that the student who found the flier has asked not to be named. The flier is reportedly being circulated by The Daily Stormer, a Neo-Nazi website, and their name is right on the flier. The Gateway also reports that the Daily Stormer did something similar last year.

Sam Petto with University Communications said the flier was not stamped for approval and should not have been posted on campus based on its content. He added that posting a flier like this is also a policy violation and does not speak to the diversity and inclusion values upheld by UNO.

UNO Public Safety Officials are attempting to make contact with the people responsible for hanging the flier as it does not meet the required standards for advertising materials on campus. The responsible people could be banned or barred from campus.