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The Harvard Crimson newspaper has been formally condemned by the university’s student government, which voted to pass a statement denouncing the publication for reaching out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to obtain an official statement for an article.
The Harvard Undergraduate Council voted 15-13-4 to approve a statement issued in support of Act on a Dream, an open borders activist group which recently held an “Abolish ICE” demonstration on campus.
The Crimson, which reported on the protest, reached out to ICE for comment to include in its coverage — an act of professional journalism which was denounced by Act on a Dream and other activist groups.
“The Undergraduate Council stands in solidarity with the concerns of Act on a Dream, undocumented students, and other marginalized individuals on campus,” the recently-passed statement reads.
“It is necessary for the Undergraduate Council to acknowledge the concerns raised by numerous groups and students on campus over the past few weeks and to recognize the validity of their expressed fear and feelings of unsafety.”
The Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW stands in solidarity with @actonadream in their demand that @thecrimson change its policy of calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the process of reporting stories about undocumented students at Harvard and their activism. pic.twitter.com/rvFAsfG4Da
— Harvard Grad Students Union-UAW (@hgsuuaw) November 6, 2019
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