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Trump threatened thousands of undocumented students with decision to rescind DACA. UC Berkeley must fight back.

NATIONAL ISSUES: There shouldn’t be any question of an immigrant’s right to go to school here or to make a home here, but the political reality continues to undermine students’ legal statuses and lives.

There shouldn’t be any question of an immigrant’s right to live here, to go to school here or to make a home here. But because the political reality continues to undermine students’ legal statuses and lives, the University of California and the Berkeley campus must step up and expand their support services.
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Sunday’s rally was not what national outlets made it out to be

CITY AFFAIRS: Sensationalizing violence without context is reckless.

Happy families blowing bubbles, tossing cornhole and playing trumpets drowned out hateful white nationalist groups Sunday in Berkeley. Around the country, however, people read a reductive story about violence and carnage at the nation’s battleground for free speech.
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When it comes to the budget, there are no ‘stupid’ questions

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley's transparency regarding the budget is laudable, but the plan to close the deficit is still plagued by seeming indecision.

When asked about another potential change to athletics policy in response to the budget deficit — selling alcohol at Cal games — Christ said the question was “stupid.”
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When white supremacists flood the city, Berkeley should not back down

CITY AFFAIRS: Ahead of alt-right rally, Christ fails to acknowledge the way white supremacists co-opt "free speech," and the city unfairly advises people to "stay away."

Berkeley is a magnet for white supremacists who exploit its history and clickbait name for their hateful fight. Community members shouldn’t have to watch Martin Luther King Jr. Way turn into a war zone. But recent events show how a bloodbath can be avoided, and it’s not by staying away.
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