Stop Trump's 'Blitz' Operation to Arrest Thousands

On Monday, the Washington Post revealed that Kirstjen Nielsen, the now-former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary who oversaw the Trump administration's policies around family separation and putting kids into cages, was forced to resign in part because she had "challenged a secret White House plan to arrest thousands of parents and children in a blitz operation against migrants in 10 major U.S. cities."

Before you start feeling any sympathy for Nielsen, the Washington Post revealed that Nielsen's concerns were "mostly operational and logistical and not as a result of ethical concerns about arresting families."

Of course, the Trump administration won't give up on a plan to inflict even more cruelty upon families simply because that plan is operationally and logistically flawed. This means that we need to convince our members of Congress to start raising questions about the existence of this program now before it is implemented.

Today's Action: Tell Congress to Investigate Trump's Plan for Mass Family Arrests

Call both Senators:

  • Senator Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

  • Senator Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Call your Representative:

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

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

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. On Monday, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration was planning a 'blitz' operation to arrest thousands of migrant parents and children in ten U.S. cities. I want to see {MoC} call for an investigation into this latest cruel scheme, and anything else that Trump and Stephen Miller are planning."

Background

"Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests": https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/before-trumps-purge-at-dhs-top-officials-challenged-plan-for-mass-family-arrests/2019/05/13/d7cb91ce-75af-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html