Jul 24, 2018

Students and faculty push universities to end contracts with ICE

Students at Northeastern University protesting their school's contract with ICE

Northeastern University protest against the school's ICE contract. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe via Getty Images

Students and faculty members across the country are pushing universities and colleges to sever their contracts — some worth millions — with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE,) reports Elizabeth Redden of Inside Higher Ed.

The big picture: Often schools are entered in contracts with the agency to provide education, training and specific expertise. Students and faculty are starting protests and creating petitions demanding saying their universities to "not collaborate with an agency they say is guilty of human rights abuses." Go deeper: Employees in the tech sector are facing the same dilemma with their companies and CEOs.

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