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Indivisible calls on Congress to reject Trump’s request of $4.5 billion for supplemental border funding


May 1, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps |

Washington, DC — Indivisible’s national policy director Angel Padilla released the following statement after the White House requested $4.5 billion from Congress to fund Trump’s failed immigration policies:

“There’s no amount of money that will ever satisfy Trump as he continues to expand his detention and mass deportation machine. If Congress approves this supplemental funding request, it will be handing Trump more money to cage children, commit abuses against families, and systematically deny asylum seekers their legal rights. Instead of addressing the drivers of migration, like violence and corruption in sending countries, this request will only continue to fund the failed deterrence-based policies that the Trump administration has rabidly pursued.

“Indivisible joins with the Defund Hate Coalition in opposition to this request, and urges Congress to reject it.”

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