Each year, the U.S. spends billions to detain and deport people. In the absence of congressional reform, this funding goes directly towards subjecting longtime contributors in our communities to unchecked and unaccountable detention and encounters with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol.
How is your community experiencing detention and deportation? Personal stories from constituents could shift the tide as Congress considers pouring billions more dollars into immigration enforcement machinery. You can help our legislators understand the need to reverse course, and truly invest in our communities.*
(*Please feel free to call us directly and share your story over the phone, especially if you have concerns about how sharing this story could affect your or another person’s security. Contact Gabriela Viera, FCNL Program Assistant for Immigration & Refugee Policy at 202.899.1242)