Amnesty International USA Recommends All House Members VOTE YES on veto override of H.J.Res. 46, Terminating the National Emergency Declaration

March 26, 2019

 

Dear Member of Congress:

On behalf of Amnesty International USA and our more than two million members and supporters nationwide, we urge you to override President Trump’s veto and vote YES on the House Resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

As we wrote in February, when the House originally voted on this resolution, by declaring a national emergency at the southern border, the President has manufactured a crisis for the purpose of militarizing the southern border region and blocking asylum seekers from safety in the U.S. The emergency declaration enables the President to raid military construction accounts to fund his border wall and constitutes an end-run around the Congressional appropriations process.

The construction of a border wall will harm asylum seekers, escalate migrant deaths, and trample upon the rights of Indigenous communities and other border communities. Congress can act to immediately prevent this harm, and it should do so.

Vote YES on the House Resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration and override President Trump’s veto.

For more information, please contact Ryan Mace at [email protected] or 202.509.8185.

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