DEFUND HATE. CALL CONGRESS NOW!

Call your Members of Congress to Oppose Government Spending that Expands Deportation & Mass Incarceration of Immigrants.

Don’t let your tax­pay­er dol­lars fund Pres­i­dent Trump’s anti-immi­grant agen­da. Join the AAPI Immi­grant Rights Orga­niz­ing Table and call your Members of Congress to Defund Hate & Keep Immi­grant Fam­i­lies Togeth­er. Script below.

This week, Con­gres­sion­al lead­er­ship is final­iz­ing nego­ti­a­tions on the gov­ern­ment spend­ing bill for Fis­cal Year 2018. Con­gress has con­sis­tent­ly failed to pro­vide a solu­tion for DACA recip­i­ents and undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grant youth, and now the White House and Con­gres­sion­al Repub­li­cans want bil­lions of dol­lars in increased fund­ing for the Depart­ment of Home­land Security—dollars that will fuel ICE and bor­der patrol’s deten­tion and depor­ta­tion machine and fur­ther mil­i­ta­rize the bor­der.

Specif­i­cal­ly, the White House bud­get asks for $21.5 billion for ICE and border patrol—which is $2.9 bil­lion more than last year. The White House’s anti-immi­grant bud­get wish list for 2018 includes $2.7 billion to build a wall and oth­er bor­der infra­struc­ture; fund­ing for 1,000 new ICE agents and 500 new Border Patrol agents to arrest and deport immi­grant fam­i­ly mem­bers; and fund­ing for 51,379 jail beds to detain immi­grants in pri­vate­ly-run pris­ons rife with mis­man­age­ment and abuse.

Dial 202-224-3121 now using the script below:

Sam­ple Script:

“Hel­lo, I am your con­stituent from [CITY/TOWN] and I strong­ly urge you to call for cuts to ICE and bor­der patrol’s bud­gets. Increased fund­ing for this mass depor­ta­tion force will increase deten­tion and depor­ta­tion of immi­grants, tear­ing fam­i­lies apart and fur­ther ter­ror­iz­ing and desta­bi­liz­ing immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties. Increased fund­ing for ICE and bor­der patrol is also more mon­ey to deport Dream­ers and TPS recip­i­ents who Con­gress has failed to pro­tect. Tell Con­gres­sion­al lead­er­ship to cut fund­ing for deten­tion beds, ICE and bor­der patro­la­gents, and say no to the wall. Instead pass a clean DREAM Act.”

In sol­i­dar­i­ty & part­ner­ship,
SAALT

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South Asian Amer­i­cans Lead­ing Togeth­er (SAALT) is a nation­al, non­par­ti­san, non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that fights for racial jus­tice and advo­cates for the civ­il rights of all South Asians in the Unit­ed States. Our ulti­mate vision is dig­ni­ty and full inclu­sion for all.