In a bipartisan vote, the Senate moved to terminate the “emergency declaration” Trump signed in February.
For Immediate Release
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate voted 54-41 to terminate Trump’s emergency declaration, which he signed earlier this year as a way to amass more money to build a wall along the Southern Border and strengthen the deportation force. This comes after Trump diverted $3.6 billion from the military to fund the Wall earlier this month.
Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director at United We Dream, said:
“Today the Senate did the right thing by voting, for a second time this year, to terminate Trump’s emergency declaration. The decision to issue an emergency declaration was a malicious attempt by the president to divert money to build his racist wall and grow his deportation force.
Trump has proven that he will do anything to build up his abusive deportation force and advance his racist agenda. It’s important to remember that this isn’t just about a wall. It’s about a racist autocrat determined to lock up and deport immigrants by any means necessary. Beyond blocking his money grab by voting to terminate his emergency declaration, it’s imperative Congress defund the agencies of ICE and CBP which have only exacerbated their reign of terror on immigrants and refugees under the Trump administration.”
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.