Dear MoveOn member,
A MoveOn member named Mary Small recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Don't Fund Trump's Deportation Machine!"–and we'd like to know what you think of it.
The petition is addressed to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate, and reads:
Stop adding millions of dollars to Trump's mass deportation machine which attacks immigrant families. Demand cuts in the budgets for for detention beds, ICE and CBP agents, and border militarization.
Here's what Mary wrote about it:
Right now, Congress is making decisions about funding for the rest of this fiscal year, and they're considering massive increases in funding for new ICE and Border Patrol agents to terrorize our communities; an immigration detention system known for its abuse and mismanagement, and wasteful and dangerous border militarization, including the border wall.
Congress has failed to pass permanent protections for immigrant youth, TPS-holders, or many other members of our communities. ICE and CBP under the Trump Administration have put the detention and deportation machine on steroids, continue to ramp up aggressive and hateful raids and other immigration enforcement, hide information from the American public, and retaliate against anyone who speaks out. With this track record, it's clear that Congress should be looking at cuts in funding, not huge increases!
Congress must take steps now to cut funding for both CBP and ICE, and instead invest that money in vital housing, education, nutrition, and health care programs that help communities grow and thrive together,
Join us in demanding your Representative and Senators #DefundHate by publicly calling for significant cuts to the detention and deportation machine and opposing any funding bill which wastes taxpayer dollars on this unaccountable and abusive system.
Can you click to let us know what you think?
We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.
In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.
Thanks for all you do.
—Milan, Alex, Corinne, Erica, and the rest of the team
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