Defund Hate: Successful Organizing by Immigrant Rights Groups Made Wins in Senate DHS Bill Possible, Defund Hate Campaign Demands Bold Action in Budget Negotiations to Cement Wins and Repair Harm

Washington, DC — Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the Chairman’s proposed fiscal year 2023 bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outlining billions of taxpayer dollars that will fund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Consistent with the President’s request and House proposal, the Senate bill reduces […]

Defund Hate: With Title 42 Still in Place, Defund Hate Campaign Demands Congress Completely Reject Nativism and Commit to Community Investment

Washington D.C. – On Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden Administration from ending the racist, Trump-era Title 42 policy, which the CDC had set to end today. In response to this news, which comes in the midst of a frightening increase of nativist, white supremacist rhetoric and violence, […]

Defund Hate- A Vision for a Just Future: Defund Hate Coalition Releases Transformative Budget on Immigration Amidst FY23 Budget Negotiations in Congress

The transformative budget is evidence that Congress can invest in an immigration system that centers our collective values of dignity, respect, and humanity for all  Washington, DC — Today the Defund Hate Coalition, led by immigrant communities, faith leaders, and civil and immigrant rights advocates, released its 2023 transformative budget proposal on U.S. immigration. The […]

Defund Hate: As the Supreme Court Determines the Fate of ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Congress Must Invest in the Resources That Welcome and Keep Those Seeking Asylum Safe in Their Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Washington DC– Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in Biden v. Texas, a case that will eventually determine whether the Biden administration has the ability to end the deadly Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, also referred to as the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program. The program has forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers […]

Defund Hate: 190 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Significant Cuts to ICE and CBP Funding in FY2023 Spending Bill

Washington, DC— As Congress considers Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023, today 190 national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership and members of the appropriations committee urging them to prioritize significant reductions to funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in […]

Defund Hate: Defund Hate & Interfaith Community Kick Off Weeks of  Meetings With Members of Congress to Demand They Divest From ICE and CBP in Their Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Defund Hate coalition held an Interfaith Day of Action where members of the faith community met with members of Congress and Congressional staff to demand they dramatically cut funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a final negotiated Fiscal Year 2023 budget.  Throughout […]

Defund Hate: As the Biden Administration Prepares to End Title 42, Now More Than Ever Congress Must Invest in Immigrant Communities and Welcome ALL Who Seek Asylum

Washington D.C. – Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Biden Administration announced today that they will not be renewing Title 42, a Trump-era policy that has largely blocked Black and brown communities from seeking asylum in the U.S. since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration is expected to officially […]

Defund Hate- Our Demands Are Clear: President Biden and Congress Must Right the Wrongs of Their Harmful FY22 Omnibus and Slash Funding for Enforcement in FY23 Budget Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, President Biden will deliver a speech about his budget request for Fiscal Year 2023. In an important testament to years of organizing efforts, President Biden’s budget request, released this morning, includes a requested reduction in immigration detention beds and in funding for ICE’s enforcement and custody budgets. However, the request […]

Defund Hate: Instead of Investing in What Immigrant Communities Truly Need, Congress Prepares to Greenlight Billions to Fund ICE and CBP, Abusive and Deadly Agencies

Washington, D.C. – In the dead of night, Congress released the finalized text for its $1.5 trillion federal funding bill, which increases Trump-era spending levels for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and maintains Customs and Border Protection (CBP) funding levels roughly the same. Included is funding to detain 34,000 people in abusive ICE detention and […]

Defund Hate: As Biden Undermines Campaign Promises to Protect Immigrants, It Is More Urgent Than Ever for Congress to Cut ICE and CBP Funding

Washington, DC — In response to reporting that the continuing resolution to fund the federal government may be extended until March 11 and in light of reporting by Axios that the Biden administration is planning a home confinement and curfew pilot program, the Defund Hate Campaign issued the following statement:  “Appropriators need to recognize their critical role in protecting immigrants, refugees […]