Tell Congress: Border Militarization is Deadly

In a sign of capitulation to President Trump, the majority of Democrats in Congress doubled down on “border security” by approving $1.5 billion to fund Trump’s border wall. While the Democrats throw immigrants under the bus, the President continues to push his racist wall building agenda and is now claiming we are in a “national emergency.”

Congress needs to take action to stop Trump's attempted power grabs to fund his illegal and deadly border wall. One way to do this is by passing a Congressional resolution to disapprove of the so-called “national emergency.” This resolution of disapproval, if it receives ⅔ of the vote in the House and Senate, will stop Trump fully.

The true emergency at the border is the abuse of migrants and border communities by ICE. The emergency is the flow of US weapons to Mexico and Central America. The emergency are the thousand of migrant deaths in the desert. The national emergency is that thousands of migrants, including children, are locked up in for-profit immigrant detention centers.

Migration is natural. Borders are not. Where there are border walls militarization, there will be death.

Where there is border militarization, there will be profits for Elbit Systems, the Israeli weapons company which provides technology to both the Israeli military and the US Department of homeland. Elbit provide surveillance for the separation wall that snakes through the West Bank and since 2004, they been cashing in on contracts for surveillance drones and towers on the US-Mexico borderlands which make the dessert a more dangerous place for migrants and for local communities.

Please take action by calling and emailing your Congress members and tell them to support a resolution to deny Trump his so-called “national emergency.”


SIGN THIS LETTER TO CONGRESS: 

Dear Congress member,

Do not give in to President Trump’s agenda of hate and racism by criminalizing people who come to the United States looking to escape violence and hardship in their home countries. Where there is border militarization, there will be death. Please take action to stop Trump’s hate by supporting the resolution to disapprove of his so-called national emergency.

The emergency at the border is the abuse of migrants and border communities by ICE. The emergency is the flow of US weapons to Mexico and Central America. The emergency are the thousands of migrant deaths in the desert. The national emergency is that thousands of migrants, including children, are locked up in for-profit immigrant detention centers.

We are counting on you to do the right thing! Thank you.

Sincerely,

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  • Mary Barbezat
    signed 2019-02-13 07:36:40 -0500
  • Sanja Begovic
    signed 2019-02-13 07:07:12 -0500
  • Kindly Atcha 🍀
    @AtchaJohn tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-13 07:06:48 -0500
    Borders = violence, death, and profits for corporations like Israel’s @ElbitSystems. Tell Democrats: #NoSmartWall and #DefundICE https://www.codepink.org/no_smartwall?recruiter_id=736341
  • John leehane
    signed 2019-02-13 07:05:57 -0500
  • conrad lodziak
    signed 2019-02-13 07:04:51 -0500
  • Chris Manley
    signed 2019-02-13 06:59:09 -0500
  • Forrest Hopping Hopping
    signed 2019-02-13 06:49:11 -0500
  • John Andrews
    signed 2019-02-13 06:41:33 -0500
  • Jamal Khoury
    signed 2019-02-13 06:33:33 -0500
  • Stephanie Yesner
    signed 2019-02-13 06:32:41 -0500
  • John Miate
    signed 2019-02-13 06:27:54 -0500
  • Karry Muzzey
    signed 2019-02-13 06:08:02 -0500
  • Owolabi Animashaun
    signed 2019-02-13 06:07:55 -0500
  • Jackie Feazell
    signed 2019-02-13 06:04:18 -0500
    Stop this shit. Be the adults we expect to govern.
  • Lorne Walters
    signed 2019-02-13 05:41:35 -0500
  • Trisha Kiersey
    signed 2019-02-13 05:33:45 -0500
  • Gordon Newbigging
    signed 2019-02-13 05:26:56 -0500
  • Sara Ogden Ogden
    signed 2019-02-13 05:10:06 -0500
    Democrats need to stand for social justice for all people. If they cave in to Trump and support his bigotry, it will re-affirm to many of us voters that the Democratic party is just politics as usual. Talk is cheap. I need to see a reformed Democratic party, or I and many of my friends & family members will be voting Green Party again in the next election.
  • Iwona Krzeminska
    signed 2019-02-13 05:08:38 -0500
  • Alina Dollat
    signed 2019-02-13 05:04:38 -0500
  • Dominic Moulden
    signed 2019-02-13 05:04:17 -0500
  • Zuhair Idris
    signed 2019-02-13 04:44:56 -0500
  • Howard Emerson
    signed 2019-02-13 04:36:15 -0500
  • Simon Vrouwe
    @Vrouwe tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-13 04:33:15 -0500
    Borders = violence, death, and profits for corporations like Israel’s @ElbitSystems. Tell Democrats: #NoSmartWall and #DefundICE https://www.codepink.org/no_smartwall?recruiter_id=178359
  • Anne Marie Gloaguen
    signed 2019-02-13 04:32:48 -0500
  • Simon Vrouwe
    signed 2019-02-13 04:32:24 -0500
  • Laura M. Ohanian
    signed 2019-02-13 04:11:38 -0500
  • Ireene-Sointu Xxxx
    signed 2019-02-13 04:09:47 -0500
  • Gail Caswell
    signed 2019-02-13 04:09:41 -0500
  • Ziona Schulthess
    signed 2019-02-13 04:05:12 -0500
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