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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  • Hervé Milhau
    signed 2019-02-13 00:50:38 -0500
  • Mark Euler
    signed 2019-02-13 00:43:06 -0500
  • Bev Olney
    signed 2019-02-13 00:39:52 -0500
  • Bill Appledorf
    signed 2019-02-13 00:35:44 -0500
  • Edward Fisher
    signed 2019-02-13 00:33:41 -0500
  • Juan Gallardo
    signed 2019-02-13 00:32:03 -0500
  • M. Rivka Polatnick
    signed 2019-02-13 00:24:27 -0500
  • Gary Butterworth
    signed 2019-02-13 00:20:28 -0500
  • Corinne Monk
    signed 2019-02-13 00:16:41 -0500
  • Joel Trupin
    signed 2019-02-13 00:16:00 -0500
    Border walls are racist. No support for them.
  • Samantha Iyer
    signed 2019-02-13 00:15:08 -0500
  • Amanda Hauck
    signed 2019-02-13 00:14:53 -0500
  • dennis nagel
    signed 2019-02-13 00:13:59 -0500
  • Frances Barber
    signed 2019-02-13 00:13:20 -0500
  • Walt Oicle Oicle
    signed 2019-02-13 00:08:39 -0500
    Put money into expediting border crossings, visas, and asylum applications, not walls.
  • Marylou Butler
    signed 2019-02-13 00:06:32 -0500
  • Judy Branfman
    signed 2019-02-12 23:58:13 -0500
  • Meg Simonds
    signed 2019-02-12 23:55:46 -0500
  • Michael Schornikow
    signed 2019-02-12 23:51:31 -0500
  • Cassandra Gaines
    signed 2019-02-12 23:44:18 -0500
  • Lee Pershan
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  • Donna Knipp
    signed 2019-02-12 23:42:14 -0500
  • Jim Yarbrough
    signed 2019-02-12 23:35:10 -0500
  • Brian Victoria
    signed 2019-02-12 23:32:50 -0500
  • Maggie Huntington
    signed 2019-02-12 23:30:56 -0500
  • Ron Javorsky
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  • Terumi Terao
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  • Magdalena Barba
    signed 2019-02-12 23:20:28 -0500
  • Mary Strand Davies
    signed 2019-02-12 23:16:38 -0500
    We need to overcome our irrational fear of others!
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