The U.S. government agencies of oppression, persecution, and deportation, including ICE, CBP, and DHS, depend critically on personnel and technology resources provided by the universities. We call on Cornell students to boycott recruitment attempts on the part of companies that do business with ICE and their ilk. We call on Cornell faculty to refuse to participate in research funded by DHS and other elements of the military-prison-industrial-financial-security complex. We call on the Cornell administration to ban recruiters from the complicit companies from campus.
Why is this important?
Right now, as you are reading this, children who have been separated from their parents by ICE are lying on cement floor in their cages; many are sick; some are dying. The execrable violence that is being perpetrated on families and children by ICE, CBP, and other federal enforcement agencies is legal — but so were the Nazi atrocities, according to the German laws at the time. It is up to us to stop this state-sanctioned persecution campaign and to help protect our brothers and sisters who came to the U.S. to escape violence and abject poverty in their home countries. Whose side are you on?
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