University President Becomes Most Wanted Man

One national think tank is calling for the prosecution and resignation of University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is a wanted man – according to posters hung around the U of M-Twin Cities campus at least.

Overnight, people associated with the David Horowitz Freedom Center walked around campus posting dozens of “wanted” signs with Kaler’s face plastered on them.

The posters were displayed in response to Kaler’s decision to make the University a sanctuary entity.Eric W Kaler Wanted-1

As reported by Alpha News in November, Kaler announced in a prepared statement, “I want to assure you that the University’s senior leadership team and I are firmly committed to the safety of all of our students, including immigrants and undocumented students.”

David Horowitz, founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center doesn’t agree with Kaler. He expressed outrage at the thought of undocumented immigrants finding more protections in this country than American citizens.

“Sanctuary cities are an anti-American idea…[undocumented immigrants] break the law to get here, so they must not have much respect for the law,” Horowitz said.

The Freedom Center first started their poster campaign in California against University of California president Janet Napolitano in an effort to push the Trump administration to deal with sanctuary cities beyond removing federal aid.

“This is going to be a long fight,” Horowitz said, “I was surprised when the mayors of these sanctuary cities came out defending their criminality. I think the Democrats want to fight on this issue and it’s going to be a long war. Hopefully, the American people will prevail and defend their country and the rights we have as citizens.”

Horowitz, who said the foundation will target as many campuses as possible, placed the responsibility on Kaler’s shoulders.

“It’s an outrage that an educator would teach students to disobey our laws,” Horowitz said, ”The university president should be prosecuted. This is open defiance of American law. He [Kaler] thinks it’s so simple to have democratic rights, he should look south of the border and see people who are trying to flee dictatorships and tyrannies.”

The hanging of the posters come on the heels of a drop in Kaler’s approval rating. According to KSTP, Kaler’s approval rating dropped 15 percent between 2014 and 2015. The report concludes Kaler’s approval rating is below 38 percent.  


Preya Samsundar

Preya Samsundar was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities this Spring with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Preya has previously worked on several State Campaign Races.