George Ciccariello, a controversial professor at Drexel University, just posted on his social media that people should take “direct action” against federal immigration authorities for the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Through his personal Twitter account, Ciccariello posted a ‘call to arms’ to deter against DACA’s repeal and to challenge federal immigration law enforcement agency’s like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Soon, the response that amounted was Ciccariello voicing his opinion to “tear it up” over the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Obama-era policy.
Followers and by-standing users also added to the excitement after Ciccariello tweeted to “block ICE” and humorously responding to other tweets that call for the slashing of the tires of ICE vehicles.
Ciccariello works as an associate professor at the Drexel Departments of Politics and Global Studies and Modern Languages.
Turning Point News sent a request to the Drexel campus administration; however, no response was given by press time.
Ciccariello has been controversial before, from the perspective of the right-of-center media and mainstream outlets.
For one, Ciccariello tweeted in December of 2016 that he wanted “white genocide” for Christmas, among other inflammatory remarks through his personal social media accounts. However, he is just a textbook provocateur from the left-of-center, ardently liberal school of political belief.
In response to the “white genocide” remarks, the Drexel administration released a statement saying “While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.
According to coverage on the Antifa movement in Philadelphia–as reported by The Inquirer–Ciccariello was characterized as one of the many in academia who supported the actions of the controversial far left group.
He said to The Inquirer that “The Antifa orientation begins with recognizing that Nazism and fascism is a threat, a real threat. The question is, how do you confront it? What are the limits of that tolerance, and what are the means of shutting it down?”
Inside Higher Ed reported that Ciccariello was apparently under investigation by Drexel administrators, based on documents the publication obtained suggesting that this was the case.
This story is still developing.
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