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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  • Carol Weston
    signed 2019-02-14 01:01:55 -0500
  • Suhail Shafi
    signed 2019-02-14 00:56:17 -0500
  • Robin Swanson
    signed 2019-02-14 00:48:12 -0500
  • Sheryl Kaplan
    signed 2019-02-14 00:37:42 -0500
  • Dana Silvernale
    signed 2019-02-14 00:15:14 -0500
  • Mary Kambic
    signed 2019-02-13 23:26:00 -0500
  • Kirk Bails
    signed 2019-02-13 23:23:14 -0500
  • Flora Rogers
    signed 2019-02-13 23:18:58 -0500
  • Kerri Barnhart
    signed 2019-02-13 22:28:09 -0500
  • Bonnie L. Block
    signed 2019-02-13 22:27:31 -0500
    We need to find better ways to live on this small green planet then building more weapons,walls, prisons, or cages for fellow human beings. Instead of more militarism let’s fight the real existential threat to the planet—namely climate change!
  • Margaret Murray
    signed 2019-02-13 21:52:32 -0500
  • Kristine Blake
    @EMPRESSROOTSGAL tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-13 20:55:24 -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=473288
  • Kristine Blake
    signed 2019-02-13 20:55:08 -0500
  • William Fast
    signed 2019-02-13 20:50:45 -0500
  • Jon de Rennes
    signed 2019-02-13 20:48:37 -0500
  • Brian Pulling
    signed 2019-02-13 20:32:15 -0500
    Not one penny of my tax dollars for any of the above. Brian Noyes Pulling, M.Div., Minister and Social Worker, Maine
  • Andrew Altamirano
    signed 2019-02-13 18:59:50 -0500
  • Evan Giller
    signed 2019-02-13 18:52:12 -0500
  • Cathy DellaPenta
    signed 2019-02-13 18:48:45 -0500
  • Martha Goldin
    signed 2019-02-13 18:41:58 -0500
  • Maureen Wright
    signed 2019-02-13 18:32:22 -0500
  • kevin eisenstaedt
    signed 2019-02-13 18:15:18 -0500
  • Barbara Bailey
    signed 2019-02-13 17:45:01 -0500
  • Myrna Fichtenbaum
    signed 2019-02-13 17:42:35 -0500
  • Carla Davis
    @cmouse35 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-13 17:22:26 -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=362132
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2019-02-13 17:22:15 -0500
  • Ahmad Darab
    signed 2019-02-13 17:22:13 -0500
  • George Smith
    signed 2019-02-13 16:59:35 -0500
  • Valeria Scordino
    signed 2019-02-13 16:44:19 -0500
  • Antonia Shouse
    signed 2019-02-13 16:37:49 -0500
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