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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  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-02-23 23:46:10 -0500
  • Donia Connell
    signed 2019-02-23 23:24:28 -0500
  • Jerilyn Bodemar
    signed 2019-02-22 21:17:45 -0500
    Learn the truth about Venezuela. Read Ellen Brown’s recent article, John Pilger and others. Stop this insane, violent coup against Venezuela.
  • Sheila Mandell
    signed 2019-02-22 14:48:11 -0500
  • Luke Copeland
    signed 2019-02-22 14:36:22 -0500
    One planet one people! Old, racist, xenophobic conservative white men have had a grip on this country for far too long!
  • Joyce Pear
    signed 2019-02-22 12:23:31 -0500
  • Trish Gallagher
    signed 2019-02-22 06:55:06 -0500
    Get a backbone, Congress. You all know that he-who-shall-not-be-named created this “emergency” as a money grabbing smoke screen. End it now.
  • Catherine Loudis
    signed 2019-02-22 00:11:23 -0500
  • Seth Lovett
    @KandaIvan tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-21 02:01:17 -0500
    Borders = violence, death, and profits for corporations like Israel’s @ElbitSystems. Tell Congress: #NoWall and #DefundICE https://www.codepink.org/no_wall?recruiter_id=709656
  • Ivan Fuentes
    signed 2019-02-21 01:59:55 -0500
  • Daniel Bieker
    signed 2019-02-20 17:34:08 -0500
  • Albert Casanovas
    signed 2019-02-20 13:53:15 -0500
    He’s the Hitler of the 21st century!
  • A.L. Lundy
    signed 2019-02-20 07:18:12 -0500
  • Robert Travaline
    signed 2019-02-20 05:09:27 -0500
  • Susan Stickels
    signed 2019-02-19 22:37:16 -0500
  • Eric Steele
    signed 2019-02-19 19:54:11 -0500
  • Colin Maddock
    signed 2019-02-19 18:26:45 -0500
  • jean zeibak
    signed 2019-02-19 13:06:42 -0500
    Stop going into countries to change governments exploit their resourcesand make it worse for their people. Get out of Yemen!
  • Jan Schmeer
    signed 2019-02-19 08:21:40 -0500
  • Naseema Mall
    signed 2019-02-19 03:28:50 -0500
  • Alessandra Capone
    signed 2019-02-18 14:48:44 -0500
  • Anthony Mele
    signed 2019-02-18 14:04:04 -0500
  • Elizabeth Johnson
    signed 2019-02-18 10:27:00 -0500
  • Gracie Ann Jablonowski
    signed 2019-02-18 09:06:37 -0500
    YES !! DEFUND ICE!!!! They have NO right going into peoples houses and grabbing them and throwing them on planes to leave the country when these hard working citizens have been here for a long time and working and contributing to the American way of life. ICE just hauls them off and doesn’t give a damm about what happens to them after that !!! It’s a DISGRACE!!! And of course thei use of Isreali type cameras or the border. Nothing more has to be said!!! Just like how those Israelis try to control those poor Palestinian peoples in their own land. The Palestinian people have every right to protest because their land of Palestine was STOLEN right from under their feet by the Zionist Israelis a little at a time with the money sent from the United States for weapons and THESE weapons were used to kill Palestiean women and children. It’s a DISGRACE!! The people of the world should know the TRUTH about all of this!!!!
  • Robin Swanson
    signed 2019-02-18 01:32:08 -0500
  • Charles Crandall
    signed 2019-02-17 21:43:06 -0500
  • Ed Perry
    @edpgsa tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-17 17:20:06 -0500
    Borders = violence, death, and profits for corporations like Israel’s @ElbitSystems. Tell Congress: #NoWall and #DefundICE https://www.codepink.org/no_wall?recruiter_id=349387
  • Ed Perry
    signed 2019-02-17 17:19:54 -0500
  • joshua paterno
    signed 2019-02-17 16:12:42 -0500
  • Calli Madrone
    signed 2019-02-17 16:01:36 -0500
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