While ICE Gets Ready to Unleash Chaos and Fear on Immigrant Communities, Congress Must Not Write Them a Check for More

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Condemning these attacks while continuing to fund them is hypocritical, immoral and a disservice to our country

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

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee released their  supplemental border proposal. The proposal, which is a response to Trump falsely claiming that the deportation force of ICE and CBP is running out of money, would give $1.2 billion more to CBP until September 2020 and $128 million more to ICE. This money would be used to build more concentration camps and to detain and deport more immigrants.

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said:

“Immigrant youth and families of United We Dream unequivocally oppose any bill or proposal that gives ICE and CBP more money. Human beings do not belong in concentration camps.

We call on all Members of Congress to oppose any proposal that would give these agencies more resources to attack our people, because more money to ICE and CBP will not shut down the camps; more money to ICE and CBP will not stop the raids and deaths; and more money to ICE and CBP will not end detentions and deportations.

By proposing to give ICE and CBP this money, Congress is signing off on every inhumane action they take in order to carry out Trump’s mass deportation agenda. If they truly want to stop the pain and deaths, they must defund ICE and CBP now. We urge Members of Congress to vote no on this proposal.”

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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.