Campaign: #DefundHate

For too long, our representatives have said they care about our communities while simultaneously funding aggressive immigration enforcement and deadly immigration jails.  Stopping the flow of money is critical to stopping Trump's anti-immigrant agenda.

Expanding Attacks Against Immigrants
Expanding Attacks Against Immigrants
Today, in the United States of America
Today, in the United States of America

We want our tax dollars used to strengthen our communities by investing in education, housing, and health care programs that increase well-being, not bankroll xenophobic policies. Demand Congress #DefundHate and divest from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Take action today.

Urgent Actions

  • Vote NO on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
  • Sign the petition
  • Call your Member of Congress

Use the following script as a guide:

“Hello, my name is [first and last name] and I'm a constituent from [City, State]. I'm calling as part of the Defund Hate campaign and I urge Senator/Representative X to vote 'no' on the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  This bill increases funding to ICE and CBP, significantly expands immigrant detention, funds Trump's hateful border wall, and includes no oversight mechanism to prevent the Trump Administration from grabbing even more money from other accounts to further expand detention and pay for Trump's racist vanity wall.  Instead, Senator/Representative X should commit to supporting cuts to ICE and CBP and holding these agencies accountable. Thank you." 


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American Civil Liberties Union • Alianza Americas • American Friends Service Committee • Asian Americans Advancing Justice • Bend the Arc: Jewish Action • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) • CREDO • Church  World Service • Detention Watch Network • Earth Justice • Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) • Immigrant Defense Project • Indivisible • Immigrant Youth Coalition • La Red • MoveOn • Nakasec • National Center for Lesbian Rights • National Immigrant Justice Center • National Immigration Law Center • National Immigration Project • Southern Border Communities Coalition • South Asian American Leaders • South East Asian Faith Initiatives • Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN) • The Immigration Hub • Undocublack • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee • UltraViolet •  United We Dream • We Belong Together