Action Alert: National #DefundHate Call-In Day to Congress

Via Detention Watch Network

ICE is seeking a special increase in funding for immigrant detention.
ICE’s budget for immigration detention and enforcement has jumped by almost a billion dollars in the last two years through a combination of reckless spending and secretive transfers of money. And now they’re at it again, trying to get a special increase in funding for immigration detention in the short-term funding bill.
It is expected to be passed by the end of September. ICE is manipulating Congress to fund their terror.
This is a major threat to immigrant communities across the country.
There is no question that this money causes tremendous harm. Increased funding for ICE detention means ICE will have the capacity to detain and deport more people from our communities. Currently, 45,000 immigrants are detained under ICE custody every day where abuse, medical neglect and terrible conditions are rampant. ICE will use its newly inflated budget and bed numbers to start negotiations for the final 2019 spending bill- further growing their hate-fueled detention and deportation machine.

How to Call Your Members of Congress and Sample Script:
Step 1: Dial 1-844-332-6361 and follow instructions to connect you with your Member of Congress.
Step 2: Use the following script as a guide, we encourage you to add an example of why this is important to you and for your community.
Hello, my name is [first and last name] and I’m a constituent of [state/congressional district]. I’m calling as part of the Defund Hate campaign. We’re calling on [Member of Congress] to weigh in with leadership and reject any special funding increase for immigrant detention. This funding fuels agencies like ICE and CBP which have a long track record of lying, hiding information and retaliating against those who speak out against them. We need to use public funds for needed resources like healthcare, education and housing, instead of this hateful detention and deportation machine.
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 to connect with your remaining Members of Congress, it’s important that your representative and your senators hear from you!
Other Actions to Take:
Sign the #DefundHate coalition petition (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ryg4jp/fdoy7n/bm4xztp) today telling Congress that they should be cutting funding for ICE, not expanding it.
Post to social media. Find graphics and sample posts here (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ryg4jp/fdoy7n/re5xztp).
Alerta de Acción: Día Nacional de LlamadasLlama a tus legisladores hoy y diles que se unan a #DefundHate
ICE está buscando un aumento especial para financiar la detención de inmigrantes.
El presupuesto de ICE para continuar a detener a nuestras comunidades ha incrementado casi un billón de dólares en los últimos dos años a través de una combinación de gastos imprudentes y transferencias secretas de dinero.
Ahora ICE está de vuelta, tratando de obtener un aumento especial en los fondos para la detención migratoria dentro de un proyecto de ley que se espera sea aprobado a fines de septiembre. ICE está manipulando al congreso para financiar su terror.
Esto es una gran amenaza para las comunidades inmigrantes alrededor del país.
No cabe duda que este dinero causa un daño tremendo. Un aumento de fondos para la detención por parte de ICE significa que tendrán aún más capacidad para intentar detener y deportar a más gente de nuestras comunidades. Actualmente más de 45,000 inmigrantes están detenidos bajo custodia de ICE diariamente, donde el abuso, la negligencia médica y condiciones horrendas son endémicas. ICE usará su número de camas y presupuesto recientemente inflado como base para sus negociaciones presupuestarias del año fiscal 2019 – permitiendo la continua expansión de la maquinaria de detención y deportación.
Como llamarle a sus legisladores y guion de ejemplo:
Step 1: Dial 1-844-332-6361 and follow instructions to connect you with your Member of Congress.
Step 2: Use the following script as a guide, we encourage you to add an example of why this is important to you and for your community.
Hello, my name is [first and last name] and I’m a constituent of [state/congressional district]. I’m calling as part of the Defund Hate campaign. We’re calling on [Member of Congress] to weigh in with leadership and reject any special funding increase for immigrant detention. This funding fuels agencies like ICE and CBP which have a long track record of lying, hiding information and retaliating against those who speak out against them. We need to use public funds for needed resources like healthcare, education and housing, instead of this hateful detention and deportation machine.
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 to connect with your remaining Members of Congress, it’s important that your representative and your senators hear from you!
Otras acciones que puedes tomar:
Firma nuestra petición (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ryg4jp/fdoy7n/nz6xztp) hoy diciéndole al Congreso que deben recortar los fondos a ICE, y no ampliarlos.
Publica en tus redes sociales. Encuentra graficas y ejemplos de publicaciones aquí (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ryg4jp/fdoy7n/3r7xztp).

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