Defund Hate!

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A campaign sponsored by Indivisible Northampton and progressive organizations nationwide.

Until the people say NO, the Trump administration’s cruel detention of asylum seekers and otherwise law-abiding but undocumented migrants WILL NOT END. People arriving at the U.S. border have the right to request asylum without being criminalized, turned back, or separated from their children. And migrant workers should not be hunted down like hardened criminals or arrested en masse. (Often these workers have been recruited by U.S. employers to work under inhumane conditions, exploiting  workers’ fears of deportation.) 

In September Congress will begin debate on 2020 funding for government agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). ICE is making a move to steal funds from other agencies just like they did in 2018. It is unacceptable that ICE is subverting Congress’s authority to decide how much funding they should receive. We need Congressional Democrats to fight back!

Call or write your Representatives and demand that they

  • Actively and forcefully oppose increased funding and work hard to decrease funding for ICE.   
  • Remove the slush fund for ICE in sections 228(b)(1)-(5) that grants Trump a blank check for deportation
  • Keep language barring ICE from stealing money from other agencies.

Congressman McGovern’s constituents can thank him for his support and ask him to do more; Congressman Neal must know that constituents aren’t happy he voted for the last increase for ICE without needed guardrails, and he needs to do better!

Representative Jim McGovern 

438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-6101
413-341-8700

Representative Richard Neal
341 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5601
413-785-0325

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