Petition to DISINVITE I.C.E to the “Government & Public Service” RU- N Career Fair
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Petition summary and background:
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the Career Development Center is hosting the “Government and Public Service” Career Fair at Rutgers University- Newark Campus. One of the employers in attendance will be the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (I.C.E.). The increasingly hostile political and social environment regarding immigration has cultivated fear and anxiety amongst members of our society. The invitation to I.C.E. challenges the proactive and inclusive stance the RU-N has taken in fostering safety, support, and diversity in our community.
Upholding the invitation to I.C.E. would create an unsafe and exclusive environment for students. Here are some of the following reasons serving as well-founded corroboration:
- The invitation to provide a platform to I.C.E on school premises creates an intolerable and unsafe environment for students.
- Career fairs are intended to promote an inclusive environment for all members of the Rutgers community; moving forward with this decision would alienate (undocumented) students from access to an incredible experience, hindering professional and academic opportunities.
- Students with traumatic, personal experiences regarding I.C.E would be emotionally distressed.
Action petitioned for:
We, the undersigned, are concerned individuals who urge the Career Development Center (CDC) to act now by uninviting I.C.E. to the “Government & Public Service” Career Fair.
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