No Funding for Trump’s Deportation Machine

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION for Wednesday, March 21st:

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Here we go again. Congress once again needs to pass a spending bill to avert a government shutdown, and it needs to do it by March 23. Ideally our members of Congress will insist on a Clean Dream Act as part of this “must-pass”  legislation, but even if they do not, there are important things to fight for in the “omnibus” spending bill.

Negotiations on the omnibus have stalled around the funding allocations within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees both emergency management and immigration enforcement agencies. A major bone of contention is the amount of money that will become available to deport immigrants and their families. Trump is asking for billions of dollars in funding for his border wall, additional funding for detention beds and facilities, and an increase in funding for both Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In short, while Congress has failed at providing desperately needed relief for Dreamers, it is about to increase funding for their deportation.  Demand that our Members of Congress let their party leaders that they’re opposed to more funding for Trump’s deportation machine.

Action:  Tell our MoCs to oppose increased funding for Trump’s deportation machine

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample Script

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I wanted to know [NAME’s] position on funding for immigration enforcement in the omnibus bill. Trump wants more funding for immigration agents, detention beds, and border wall money. Please ask [NAME] to tell [Leader Nancy Pelosi / Senator Schumer] to oppose more money for ICE, CBP, or detention beds..”

More information

https://www.indivisible.org/resource/watch-march-23-spending-bill/

https://www.vox.com/2018/3/19/17131296/congress-government-shutdown-deadline-march

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