Congress must take on the fascist creep that is ever increasing budgets and abusive power for ICE and CBP
For Immediate Release
Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | firstname.lastname@example.org | 202.793.2267
Washington, D.C. – On Sunday, news broke that Kirstjen Nielsen left her position as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. United We Dream Advocacy Director Sanaa Abrar, released the following statement:
“Whether it is John Kelly, Kirstjen Nielsen or whoever comes next, Trump’s real DHS Secretary has always been Stephen Miller who continues to order the government to make his and Donald Trump’s racist fantasies become real and deadly.
The White House is making another show of hiring, firing and becoming even more harsh on the people who Trump and Miller hate but beneath the frenzy, ICE and CBP are getting steadily stronger. Congress must immediately do their duty to provide oversight of ICE and CBP to stop their abuses and rein in their never ending budget increases.
The new Congressional majority and the Democrats running for President must show the American people that they will stop this fascist creep into the civil liberties of all Americans and stop ICE and CBP’s attacks on immigrants.
As we fight to stop ICE and CBP from becoming even more dangerous, we will ensure that Kirstjen Nielsen’s legacy reflects the truth: she directed children to be pulled from the arms of their parents, put families in cages, and treated immigrants seeking refuge as if they were less than human.”
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.