Tell Congress: Push Back on Trump’s Cruel Deportations & Family Separations – Action Network
Right now, the government is spending $18 billion dollars each year, just on immigration enforcement. It’s more than all other federal law enforcement agencies’ budgets, combined. That wasteful spending isn’t just destroying families. It hurts our communities, divides families,removes hard-working people who contribute to our neighborhoods and our civic life, and ultimately undermines our democracy.
Stopping deportations is sensible and humane. It resolves a crisis thousands are facing instead of prolonging it. And the practice of separating families at the border is cruel and inhumane and needs to stop immediately.
The Trump Administration has directed Homeland Security to send “100 percent of illegal southwest border crossings” to the Justice Department to be prosecuted. When undocumented parents are criminally prosecuted, their children are automatically declared unaccompanied minors, detained and transferred into government custody—despite the fact that they have loving parents who desperately want to stay with them, parents who brought them to the United States in search of a better and safer life.