Divest Funds From Immigrant Detention; Invest in People
Soon, Congress will choose how much taxpayer money each federal department will receive. Many of them oversee critical programs that benefit people, ranging from anti-hunger and housing programs, to education, and foreign aid.
In recent years Congress has pumped more money into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), largely to fuel the detention and deportation of refugees and immigrants.
Instead of spending billions of dollars to prop up the deportation machine, Congress should invest in programs that serve our communities through education, workforce development, nutrition and housing assistance, and more.