Washington, D.C. – Following conversations between Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a draft bipartisan immigration framework was shared with the press, which reportedly includes provisions such as the expansion of expedited removal and mandatory detention, an extension of Title 42, and billions of additional taxpayer dollars to the deportation agencies of ICE and CBP.
In response, the Defund Hate Campaign – a coalition that organizes to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued the following statement:
“For years, our communities have told us that they reject giving billions of dollars to
ICE and CBP, which only serve to deprive people of their human right to seek asylum, separate them from their loved ones, and exclude them from their communities.
People’s lives should never be used as a bargaining chip, whether they come to the United States seeking safety from persecution, war, and climate catastrophe or are already in the United States fighting to live securely and keep their families together. We are better than this.
With the upcoming budget deadlines and only days left of a Democrat-controlled House, we need bold and humane action from Congress on immigration. Congress can and must deliver citizenship for millions of immigrants in our communities without these harmful provisions.”