VIDEO: Students afraid to express support for border wall

Cabot Phillips
Media Director

  • Congress remains deadlocked on the immigration issue, particularly with regard to a border wall, but students at Trinity University made clear that they favor "open borders" in lieu of President Trump's proposed barrier.
  • Several students admitted off-camera that they actually support the idea of a wall, but would not say so publicly for fear of being ostracized by their classmates.
  • This year, much of the gridlock in Washington has centered around the inability of Congress to reach an agreement on immigration reform—particularly the idea of building a wall along the southern border.

    Wanting to find out if college students would be as divided on the issue, Campus Reform headed to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, to ask a simple question: What would you like to see on the border?

    "It's such a crazy idea to just have, like, a giant structure. I don't think it makes sense."   

    Immediately, it was clear the vast majority of students at Trinity were no fans of Trump’s proposal for a border wall.

    While a few admitted off-camera that they like the idea of a wall, they refused to offer support for it on the record, citing fears that others on campus would ostracize them.

    [RELATED: Conservative students fear consequences of speaking out]

    So what exactly would opponents of the wall like to see instead?

    While some simply advocated for increased security, others immediately turned to “open borders” as the solution.

    Claiming it would lead to “more mixing of cultures” and even the playing field for disadvantaged people in other countries, multiple students vehemently offered their support for the concept.

    Watch them defend their ideas in the full video:

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    Cabot Phillips

    Cabot Phillips

    Media Director
    Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.
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