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Indivisible Joins Progressive Freshmen and Immigration Leaders in Calling for Cuts to DHS

02/07/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC—Today on Capitol Hill, the Indivisible Project’s co-executive director Leah Greenberg joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and immigration and progressive partners including United We Dream, CASA and MoveOn, in calling for Congress to reduce spending on the Department of Homeland Security.

“We stand in solidarity with all immigrants who are currently in detention. A budget is a moral document, and if we look at what the Department of Homeland Security’s budget is being used for, we are failing a moral test,” Greenberg said. “The Department of Homeland Security can’t answer basic questions about people in its custody. This is unacceptable. Congress must cut, not increase, funding for wasteful and abusive immigration enforcement.”

“A budget is also a political document and Donald Trump has lost this political argument. Americans are united. They do not want Congress to give him money for a deportation force,” Greenberg said. “For the past two years, we have seen the pain caused by Trump’s disastrous immigration policies. Trump made the 2018 elections about his immigration policies and voters rejected it. He tried to hold the federal government hostage to get funding for his wall and people demanded he back down. It’s time for him to listen to the people and time for Congress to put an end to his abuses.”

 

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