In light of the recent reports that Boston Public School officials put their students at risk of deportation by sharing information with the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Science for the People Boston joins the calls from the Student Immigrant Movement and Unafraid Educators to keep ICE out of schools and to end over-policing in schools. Amid the reality of family separations, horrific treatment of immigrants, and racist immigration enforcement, we unequivocally oppose deportations and any collaboration with ICE. Schools must be environments where students are empowered and able to learn. Science today is not representative of the diversity of the United States or the world. This limits the ability of the scientific community to address pressing scientific and social challenges. When youth from marginalized communities are criminalized rather than educated, we are limiting our future scientific workforce and our whole society suffers as a result of their lost contributions.
Please sign the petition and attend the teach-ins on Monday and February 4th. SftP members will be there – let us know if you want to coordinate attendance!