Defund the Mass Detention and Deportation of Immigrants

August 9, 2017

Background on the budget to fund mass detention and deportation of immigrants.

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Fact Sheet

Within one week of being sworn-in, President Trump issued several executive orders that changed our immigration system. In addition to the Muslim and refugee ban, the Administration has essentially eliminated all priorities and discretion from immigration enforcement. The Administration is directly adopting the policy recommendations of anti-immigrant organizations such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). These policies, along with the hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric coming out of the Administration, are creating a climate of fear and rising racism and xenophobia.

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