On Thursday evening students gathered in Gambrell Hall to discuss aliens.
The forum didn’t focus on extraterrestrial beings from outer space, but on immigrants and how calling people “illegal aliens” is morally wrong.
The goal of the discussion — hosted by USC’s chapter of Phi Iota Alpha, the oldest Latino fraternity in the country, and Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha sorority — was to illustrate that humans cannot be “illegal,” no matter who they are or where they come from. By using this term, members of Phi Iota Alpha and Hermandad de Signma Iota Alpha believe a person’s actual existence is being called illegal, not just his or her actions, thus implying that the person’s being is criminal.
— Compiled by Caroline Baity,
Assistant News Editor