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To: U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Latinx Representatives - Stand Strong Against ICE and Trump’s Wall!
We are calling on our Latinx U.S. Representatives to hold the line and reject any proposals for more funding for deportations and border enforcement, including a “smart” wall and funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
In addition to the negative impact that such an agreement will have for border communities, migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, conceding to President Trump’s demands under the threat of a national emergency or a government shutdown sets a dangerous precedent for our entire nation.
Why is this important?
Members of Congress who are at the table of negotiations to present to President Trump are paying attention to where the Congressional Hispanic Caucus stands. As Latinx communities who are represented by them in Washington D.C., we must let them know that they should not negotiate away our rights -- or the rights of any member of our community -- in our name.
We all bore witness and directly experienced the ways in which this manufactured emergency has pitted average Americans against each other - from those living paycheck to paycheck to those who are living in fear of detention and deportation. Families and entire communities suffered while the Trump administration blamed the shutdown on migrants and the supposed border crisis.
We call on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to reject any negotiations that are premised on the insidious falsehood promulgated by President Trump that the American people are willing to put our values, our livelihoods, and our democracy at stake under his threats.