48,747: Number of People in ICE Detention Show a Reckless and Unaccountable Agency – Defund It Now

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

News Matches Findings of New Expose on Deportation Force by United We Dream

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Today, news broke that Trump’s deportation force is locking up more immigrants than Congress has authorized. The news tracks with the findings of a recently released report by United We Dream, which exposes deportation force activity through analysis of hundreds of interactions with the agencies as they terrorize immigrant families.

READ THE FULL REPORT AT www.TheDeportationForce.com

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream said:

“This news shows what United We Dream members and our families already know — the mission of the deportation force is mass deportation and under Trump they have been given free reign to execute the racist vision of anti-immigrant figures like Stephen Miller.

“The last thing Congress should do is give MORE money to the deportation force. It’s simple math and morals: more money to ICE means more families separated by detention and deportation.

“Trump has manipulated both Democrats and Republicans to come up with proposals to shovel more cash to his deportation force as if that were the only choice. Immigrant, progressive and civil rights leaders have made it clear that there is another way: defund the deportation force and pass permanent protections that protect immigrants now!”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.