University of Arizona Mock Border Fence Kinda Decries U.S.-Mexico Border Fence

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​When the near-1,000-foot fence went up in the middle of the University of Arizona campus Monday, it seemed like an obvious message for a university that's about an hour's drive from the Mexican border -- a cry against U.S. immigration policy.

That's not exactly the case, as photos and observations of the fence sent in to New Times tell a slightly different story.

Sure, the fence was littered with posters depicting displeasure for the U.S.-Mexico border fence, but there are a healthy number of other messages promoted on the fence -- calls for worldwide human rights, complaints and statistics regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and even promotion of animal rights.

But UA's own College Republicans group doesn't seem too concerned about the latter.

Early Thursday morning, the College Republicans finished building their own border fence -- an eight-foot-long memorial for slain Border Patrol agents.

According to The Daily Wildcat, the College Republicans raised $1,000 to build the memorial as a direct response to the 1,000 foot fence. The little fence is titled, "In Honor of the Men and Women Protecting Our Border."

New Times attempted to contact the College Republicans to find out if they had plans to add on to the fence, making it effective for keeping illegal immigrants out of UA, but they did not immediately respond.

The student group that erected the 1,000 foot fence is called "No More Deaths," like the larger pro-immigrant group in Arizona.

About the hodgepodge of messages on the fence, UA senior Hisham Yousif tells New Times, "It seems like a bunch of people just said, "Hey let's throw stuff that we're passionate about on this wall.'"

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Nothing says passion like shoes and backpacks tied to a fence.
On one hand, "No More Deaths" put up a gigantic fence in the middle of UA and told Tucson's KGUN they had future plans to include mock Border Patrol agents to check people's immigration statuses at the fence.

On the other hand, there's an eight-foot-tall poster of a jaguar on the fence questioning the destruction of animal habitats, as well as a large Palestinian flag, and a lot of bar graphs about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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It's time to put an end to people tearing jaguars in half.

 "No More Deaths" plans to keep the fence up until March 31.


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Kitsugab
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I didn't know Republicans went to College. I thought they just stopped at Kindergarten like most of Arizona's elected officials. Who knew? ;)

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