The Administration Plans Mass Deportations of Immigrants In Cities All Across the Country
For Immediate Release
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Washington, D.C. – Today, news broke that Trump’s nationwide operation to detain and deport thousands of people — including “collateral” deportations of undocumented family and friends — is set to begin this Sunday, July 14.
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Greisa Martinez Rosas, Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream, said:
“There aren’t enough words to describe the pain and defiance we feel knowing that Trump’s deportation force will target immigrants any day now. Our communities are ready to protect one another and we call on people nationwide to take action to #CloseTheCamps and #AbolishICE.
Congress has allowed itself to be conned again and again by Trump and his deportation force to get billions from Congress for these raids. Recently, the vast majority of Members of Congress enabled this terror by voting to approve $4.59 billion in additional funding for ICE and CBP with zero oversight measures.
Our communities are anxious but ready as they are forced to prepare time and time again for a future without their kids, their loved ones and their homes. Congress: stop the raids, defund the deportation force and close the camps!
To our community members: although there are long days ahead in this fight, we push forward with the conviction that we deserve nothing less than to live unafraid of deportation and the opportunity to thrive in this country. No matter if the United States has been home for years or a few months — we matter and we have the human right to life, safety and dignity.”
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.