NJ: Rutgers student fired from campus newspaper after writing ‘illegal alien’ in column

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BY  TONI AIRAKSINEN – BARNARD COLLEGE

‘My termination was a politically motivated move’

The Rutgers University student who hosted anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for his first U.S. college event says the student newspaper fired him Monday because of his conservative views.

Aviv Khavich published his final column for The Daily Targum Sunday night, arguing that immigration enforcement is not “anti-immigrant.”

He spoke as an immigrant himself, born in Israel after his Ashkenazi Jewish parents fled Belarus in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse.

But the trigger for the firing may have been Khavich’s demand that his column include the phrase “illegal aliens” to describe those in the country illegally.

It was the final straw for the Daily’s editor, who said Khavich repeatedly fought over “stylistic” editing changes to his columns over the past several months.

‘Undocumented’ isn’t correct, either

Khavich has written six pieces for the Daily

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One thought on “NJ: Rutgers student fired from campus newspaper after writing ‘illegal alien’ in column

  1. thetinfoilhatsociety 11/04/2016 / 10:35 PM

    How can they fire someone for writing the actual legal definition per the federal government?

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