It is clear that ICE and CBP have caused huge suffering to migrants and their children. ICE and CBP are not trained, nor is their mission, to treat human beings with compassion and dignity, and if their actions are allowed to continue unfettered, an even worse humanitarian crisis will ensue. ICE and CBP are cold-blooded enforcement machines whose only purpose is to further the political interests of their equally cold-blooded master.
1. If your MoC sits on the House Appropriations Committee, contact them and ask them specifically to:
a) reduce funding for ICE and CBP to Fiscal Year 2016 levels; and
b) eliminate Trump’s $387 million slush fund, as he plans to use it for his “Enforcement and Removals Operation.”
2. If your MoC is not on the House Appropriations Committee, ask them to refuse to vote for any bill which increases funding for ICE and CBP.