“The BC administration is more likely to support and have a positive response to Eradicate protests in the future if it receives the recognition that it deserves for meeting student demands, even if only partially.”
At the unregistered walkout held by Eradicate Boston College Racism on Thursday afternoon, students and faculty called for the University to continue its efforts to make BC a supportive campus.
“The devil is in the details, however—Leahy’s signature on the Pomona College statement does not change the reality that many undocumented immigrants, including DACA recipients, may soon face: mass detention and deportation.”
“We stand together with Boston College President, Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., who has signed an open letter (along with 435 other college and university presidents and chancellors) urging the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”
Leahy’s action follows the release of a petition on Monday that called on Boston College to declare itself a sanctuary for immigrants.