Right now, President Trump is asking Congress to fund his hateful agenda on immigrants. He wants $3 million for his abusive enforcement policies, including more than $1 million to put more families in detention even though they are fleeing here to seek safety.
Earlier this year, there were an unprecedented 42,000 men, women, and children in detention – including families who fled dangerous violence and came to the U.S. to be safe.
We must stop criminalizing people who are only seeking refuge. This is the cost of fear.
Below is a suggested script:
Hi, my name is [insert name here] and I live in [insert location]. I urge you to reject President Trump’s funding request of $3 billion dollars for an abusive enforcement agenda. This request includes more than $1 million to increase immigration detention that would impact families and others fleeing to the U.S. seeking safety. We must stop criminalizing people who are only seeking refuge.