Sporting “Make America Great Again” hats, flags and shirts, members of Rutgers for Trump counter-protested a pro-immigration demonstration held by a student group Tuesday evening on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus.
About 10 Rutgers for Trump members marched from Brower to The Yard, chanting “build the wall” and “law and order.”
“We’re protesting the so-called pro-immigration march, which is actually for illegal immigrants,” said Tudor Tarina, School of Arts and Sciences junior, who is an immigrant from Romania. “I support Trump because he has a hard stance on illegal immigration and I’m for law and order.”
He said he believes Trump can find a solution to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.
“It shows the system is broken and it has to be fixed, but nobody is going to fix it if there is no interest for the American people. It’s a tough issue,” he said.
Glenn Bouthillette said he agrees the system is broken, and there has to be a way to fix it so immigrants can be vetted properly before entering the country.
“We care about legal immigrants who come in here with complete honesty and we love immigrants too, but we need to make sure they come here legally,” said the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior.
Bouthillette said there is always a legal pathway to citizenship.