Watchdog Calls on Top Schools Not to Reward Architects of Trump’s Family Separation Policy 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Government watchdog Accountable.US launched a new print and digital ad campaign calling on some of the nation’s top universities not to hire the architects of Trump’s heinous family separation policy. The ads target leading universities across the U.S. to remind university students, staff, faculty, and stakeholders that Trump administration officials responsible for the cruel policy — under which immigrant children were ripped away from their familiescaged, and even abused — should not be rewarded for their participation in this dark chapter of our country’s history. 

“Families are still suffering — and hundreds are still separated — as a result of the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane child separation policy,” said Accountable.US spokesperson Lizzy Price. “If universities hire the architects of family separation, they are sending a message to their students, staff, and their communities that those heinous acts are acceptable, and they share the administration’s horrific values. We shouldn’t be rewarding the Trump administration’s rampant cruelty.” 

One ad reads: 

The ads target the following schools:  

  • Brown University  
  • Colgate University 
  • Cornell University 
  • Dartmouth College 
  • The George Washington University 
  • Hofstra University 
  • University of Notre Dame 
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • Princeton University 
  • Yale University 

The new push follows a series of ads the group released last month calling on top corporations’ CEOs not to “reward hate” by inviting these former Trump officials into their boardrooms. 

The ads are part of the group’s Hate for Hire campaign, an effort to ensure that the Trump administration officials involved in and responsible for ripping immigrant children from their parents’ arms at the border are not able to take refuge in the nation’s leading universities and boardrooms, whitewashing their reputations and landing cushy jobs after their horrific actions. 

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