Ripping up flags is no way to fight illegal immigration (UNM case)
Let's say you're a student at the University of New Mexico and an Air Force veteran and you spot a lone Mexican flag flying on a UNM flag pole. You complain to administrators about it for a few days but they give you the run around.
What do you do?
1. Document the situation with photos and other documentation, gather legal information regarding the proper flying of flags (paying attention to the helpful tips of our friends at the ACLU, link), and then publicly confront those administrators on video tape and work to discredit them and have an impact on their careers. Even if there isn't a legal requirement regarding flag flying (link), get them on the run-around part of things.
2. Lower the Mexican flag and rip it in half. Then, get railroaded through the judicial system as Peter Lynch did recently, being sentenced to a year's probation and 48 hours of community service. And, also be accused by the other side (but not by prosecutors) of a "hate crime". And, thereby provide yet another anecdote that the SPLC can use in their campaign "against hate".
Can you guess which it was?
Obviously, the first option is the one that he should have chosen, yet oddly enough few are able to realize that that's the way you have to do things.
Note also that the group that owned the flag was El Centro De La Raza. Like many others, the link above confuses that group with the National Council of La Raza simply because they share two words in common. Confusing groups with similar names and confusing slogans is also counter-productive.