Congress is about to pass a short-term spending bill, giving them until December 16 to negotiate government funding. That means we have just two months to convince them to make budget cuts to abusive and deadly immigration enforcement.
Add your name to call on Democratic leadership to cut funding for ICE and CBP and reinvest in our communities in next year’s budget.
The Defund Hate coalition has successfully blocked $12 billion
in funding to deadly immigration enforcement agencies
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Sen. Chris Murphy, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
As American Jews and allies, we believe that immigrants should be welcomed with dignity and open arms.
As the decision-makers on federal funding, you have the power each year to cut funding to ICE and CBP — agencies that tear apart families and loved ones and hurt our communities.
We thank you for introducing funding bills this year that make meaningful cuts to ICE’s detention budget. We are disappointed CBP’s funding is instead increased.
We urge you to negotiate a final budget that dramatically decreases funding for the detention, deportation, and surveillance of immigrants and border communities.
Instead, our taxpayer dollars should be used to keep families together and welcome immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees into our communities with dignity.
Instead, our taxpayer dollars should be used to invest in education, housing, green infrastructure and health care programs that create thriving communities.
Last year, you negotiated a final funding bill that sacrificed immigrant communities to secure other priorities. We are calling on you to keep your promises to immigrant communities and voters this year, and hold dangerous agencies like ICE and CBP accountable.