Three years ago this week, President Trump signed an executive order banning travel to the U.S. for nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries and dismantling the refugee resettlement program. He recently stated that he intends to expand this travel ban. The announcement could come as soon as this week.
The administration is funnelling money into abusive immigration practices. Congress must demand accountability.
Thanks to your advocacy, Congress yet again rejected the president’s outlandish requests to increase funding for immigrant detention and border wall construction. However, the fiscal year 2020 spending bill failed to cancel the administration’s ability to transfer money and use it for projects not approved by Congress.
Last night, the Trump administration assassinated Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the military commander of Iran’s Quds Force. This is a dangerous escalation of the confrontation with Iran, one that will lead to more bloodshed, and expand conflict and instability throughout the Middle East.
This week, I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. We will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, urging them to act for peace by repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) – the law that authorized the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Right now, Congress is working to pass tax legislation that will benefit businesses, while continuing to leave low-income working families behind. Before they vote, your senators need to hear from you.
Tell Them No to Expanded Walls and Immigrant Detention
Congress made it very clear: building a border wall is not a national emergency. Yet, the Trump administration continues to transfer money from schools, disaster relief, and childcare centers to keep expanding immigrant detention and the border wall.