BOSTON – the Northeastern University students and teachers are that the school for the cancellation of a multimillion-dollar research contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Federal expenditure data show that the Northeast has received $2.7 million from ICE in the past two years.
The northeast, says the grant is not funding research that has everything to do with immigration enforcement. But opponents insist with a kind of contract with ICE is “irresponsible and immoral.”
Twenty-four-year-old law student Meghan Thomas called the agreement “a slap in the face” of the students.
In the midst of the national controversy about immigrant detentions, more than 2,100 students, teachers and alumni have signed an open letter and petition demanding the contract be enriched.
The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Vermont state colleges also got ICE grants this year.