The University of Central Florida is investigating whether a Facebook event some of its students created offering a tutorial on how to round up "dirty illegals" and get them deported is a horrible prank or a serious affair.
The event, scheduled for April 2, has been removed from Facebook. However, a screenshot posted on Twitter last week, which has since been retweeted thousands of times, shows that its goal was to teach students how to "report illegals to the ICE, INS, and DHS" so that they could "help dirty illegals meet their fate at the hands of La Migra."
— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) March 29, 2017
Binyomin Akiva Grega, a Latino member of the Facebook group that's organizing the event, says that it was a joke and believes that investigations around it are "ridiculous."
However, officials are still taking it seriously.
"Diversity and inclusivity are woven into the fabric of UCF,” UCF police spokesperson Courtney Gilmartin told the Orlando Sentinel. “The university is committed to continuing to uphold these values and being a place where all students can learn and grow."
Nearly one quarter of UCF's student body is Latinx, and about 3 percent identifies as "Nonresident Alien."
In the past, the university's president John Hitt, along with administrators from 21 other universities, urged Donald Trump to expand the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, calling it a "moral imperative" and "national necessity," while its students have pushed to make UCF a Sanctuary Campus.