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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Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Alfred Haferkamp
James Welch
Mike Young
Robert Wohlberg
Polly O'Malley
Kevin Gallagher
Cassandra Reid
Martin Manjak
N. Dumser
Micky Mckinley
Monica McKeown Gallicho
Jonathan Boyne
Taylor F Binkley
Alisa Gayle
Earl Frounfelter
Cecile Pineda
bernard swierszcz
Susan Detato
Mary-Alice Strom
Nicolas J S Davies
Irene Abbotts
Sandra Uribe
Leora Mosston
Linda Smith
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  • Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
    signed 2019-02-12 15:46:21 -0500
  • Jim Rikardsen
    @James4Palestine tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-12 15:46:17 -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=475484
  • Alfred Haferkamp
    signed 2019-02-12 15:46:16 -0500
  • Christie Fox
    @Christie_Foxx tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-12 15:46:07 -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=471062
  • James Welch
    signed 2019-02-12 15:46:07 -0500
  • Mike Young
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:58 -0500
  • Robert Wohlberg
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:51 -0500
  • Polly O'Malley
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:36 -0500
  • Kevin Gallagher
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:33 -0500
  • Cassandra Reid
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:08 -0500
  • Martin Manjak
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:03 -0500
    Let’s get truly smart and acknowledge root causes for the desperate attempts by others to hazard their lives for a better life for their children.
  • N. Dumser
    signed 2019-02-12 15:45:01 -0500
    Do not give in to this supreme narcissist – he only wants to win.
  • Alisa Gayle
    @AlisaGaylePiano tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-12 15:44:55 -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=696139
  • Micky Mckinley
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:54 -0500
  • Monica McKeown Gallicho
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:52 -0500
  • Jonathan Boyne
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:45 -0500
  • Taylor F Binkley
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:44 -0500
  • Alisa Gayle
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:44 -0500
  • Earl Frounfelter
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:17 -0500
  • Cecile Pineda
    signed 2019-02-12 15:44:00 -0500
  • bernard swierszcz
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:44 -0500
  • Susan Detato
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:34 -0500
  • Mary-Alice Strom
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:32 -0500
  • Nicolas J S Davies
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:17 -0500
  • Irene Abbotts
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:14 -0500
  • Sandra Uribe
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:03 -0500
  • Leora Mosston
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:01 -0500
  • Linda Smith
    signed 2019-02-12 15:43:00 -0500
  • Michael Hajjar
    signed 2019-02-12 15:42:57 -0500
  • Celia Reyes
    signed 2019-02-12 15:42:47 -0500
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