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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  • gulshan oomerjee
    @youngdaadi tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-15 02:26:30 -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=726088
  • Gulshan Oomerjee
    signed 2019-02-15 02:26:19 -0500
  • Kathleen Keske
    signed 2019-02-15 01:04:05 -0500
  • Naomi Steinfeld
    signed 2019-02-14 23:23:31 -0500
  • Nancy Withington
    signed 2019-02-14 23:23:17 -0500
  • Barbara Menzies
    signed 2019-02-14 22:29:11 -0500
  • Jim Khoury
    signed 2019-02-14 22:13:52 -0500
  • Barbara Cummings
    signed 2019-02-14 20:18:18 -0500
  • John Alessi
    signed 2019-02-14 19:30:22 -0500
  • Hayden Kaden
    signed 2019-02-14 18:40:22 -0500
  • Bill Young
    signed 2019-02-14 18:24:18 -0500
  • Richard and Nancy Huff
    signed 2019-02-14 18:12:39 -0500
  • Doris Katzen
    signed 2019-02-14 16:08:17 -0500
  • Lee Liddle
    signed 2019-02-14 15:47:25 -0500
  • Mary Crane
    signed 2019-02-14 15:09:23 -0500
  • Jody McAllister McAllister
    signed 2019-02-14 14:58:53 -0500
  • Gustavo F.
    signed 2019-02-14 14:32:57 -0500
  • yehoshua rosin
    signed 2019-02-14 14:13:45 -0500
  • Miriam Volkmann
    signed 2019-02-14 14:10:29 -0500
  • annalisa maffei
    signed 2019-02-14 13:01:33 -0500
  • Paola M.
    signed 2019-02-14 12:57:26 -0500
  • Deidra Smith
    signed 2019-02-14 11:28:14 -0500
  • Jeri Altman
    signed 2019-02-14 10:52:27 -0500
  • Norda Gromoll
    signed 2019-02-14 10:43:20 -0500
  • John Davies
    signed 2019-02-14 09:12:47 -0500
  • david walsh
    signed 2019-02-14 09:02:32 -0500
  • Yvonne Segal
    signed 2019-02-14 08:50:27 -0500
  • Diane Spangler
    signed 2019-02-14 08:43:58 -0500
  • karen lovequist
    signed 2019-02-14 08:34:13 -0500
  • Michael Houlihan
    signed 2019-02-14 08:24:51 -0500
    Thanks but no thanks Israel – we really don’t need your Elbit Systems dystopian technology at our borders. We have enough mad scientists of our own to take care of that. What is needed at the border with Mexico is a humane process to help people trying to enter the United States, meaning: case workers, doctors, trauma interventionists and an intelligent analysis of each individuals situation. What we don’t need is people being separated from their families or held in limbo in a detention cage for some indeterminate length of time, or shot dead just for approaching the border, like what happens to Palestinians under Israeli rule. And by the way, since the United States is so concerned about foreigners and their impact and influence on the “homeland”, when is Israel going to be required to register their powerful lobbying group, AIPAC, under the Foreign Agent Registration Act? Just asking.
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