Tell Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis: Stop deploying U.S. troops to the border | CREDO Action

Tell Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis: Stop deploying U.S. troops to the border | CREDO Action

Donald Trump is using the military to promote his racism and threaten migrant families. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is helping him do it.

Trump wants to manufacture a crisis out of a caravan of vulnerable asylum seekers 1,000 miles from the border.1 His goal is to incite right-wing fear and hatred before next week’s midterm elections. By sending thousands of troops armed with lethal ammunition to the border, Secretary Mattis is putting migrant families and other vulnerable communities at risk for Trump’s political gain.2

Asylum seekers are not a threat to the United States. Trump’s hatred and rising authoritarianism are the real emergency. We must call on Secretary Mattis to end his complicity with Trump’s racist agenda now.

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