In the midst of a global pandemic, an outbreak of COVID-19 at immigration detention facilities is a continued threat. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to target and detain immigrants, threatening the safety and health of immigrant communities.The well-documented unsanitary and unsafe conditions of ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities have led to many deaths of immigrants and asylum seekers in custody. It is critical that we make our voices heard to Congress to fight for the health and freedom of all of our neighbors by releasing immigrants from detention, ensuring they have access to medical testing and treatment, and cutting funds that fuel immoral immigration enforcement.
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY:
Click “Send Email” or “Call Me” on the right to contact your 2 Senators and 1 Representative – and make sure to insert the name of your city or town in the first line!
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith] I urge you to fight for the health and freedom of all immigrants by calling for the release of all people in ICE and CBP custody and cutting funds from ICE and CBP that fuel immoral immigration enforcement and a militarized border. People locked up in detention are already extremely vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease due to their deprivation of liberty, physical proximity to others, and ICE and CBP’s horrendous track record of inadequate medical care in custody. I am also deeply saddened about the recent deaths in ICE custody, which help illustrate the dire risks for those detained during the coronavirus pandemic. We should be investing in caring for our communities during this difficult time – not detention and family separation. I urge you to cut funding for immigrant detention, deportation, and border militarization, and uphold the best of who we are.”
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