The Trump administration has continually rolled back migrant and asylum seeker rights, attempted to use family separation as an immigration deterrence strategy, and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis at the border. Now, it is requesting billions of dollars in supplemental funds for the Department of Homeland Security to finish out FY2019, and a record $51 billion for DHS in FY2020.
The administration’s immigration policies are inhumane, and these budget requests unconscionable. Please join the KBI in supporting an action organized by the Latin America Working Group, and let your congressional representatives know that you strongly oppose these appropriations, and demand that taxpayer dollars be used for community-based, nonrestrictive alternatives to detention, family separation, and border security. Here is more information: https://www.lawg.org/DefundHate/. Thank you for your support and advocacy!