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For Immediate Release

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Catherine Lee

Congress Must Vote No on the Supplemental

Contact: press@unitedwedream.org

Washington, D.C. – On Sunday, the Senate released its supplemental funding bill asking for an additional $118 billion that includes record amounts of detention beds and border patrol agents, changes to our asylum policies that would deny people the human right to seek asylum, and funds for the war in Ukraine as well as for Israel’s military involvement in the war in Gaza.

Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Deputy Director of Federal Advocacy of United We Dream, said:

“Immigrant youth of United We Dream know that this draconian, anti-immigrant supplemental bill goes completely in the wrong direction. Senate leadership and the Biden administration are cowering to MAGA Republicans who are using immigrants as political pawns to grow their right-wing base. This deal guts our asylum system, closes our borders to those most vulnerable, and increases detention and deportations, all while using immigrants as trade-offs for war overseas. This is a false choice. We can be a country that welcomes newcomers with dignity, protects migrants who’ve called the United States home for decades, and actually invests in what helps people live and thrive. Congress must vote no on this supplemental funding bill.”

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