Defund Hate Blog

June 2nd, 2021

Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice: Members of Congress Urge DHS to Abandon the Carceral Approach to Immigration

Thirty-four Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sent a letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas this month. The U.S. criminal legal system is permeated by structural racism that has caused great harm to Black people and people of color. Congress enacted extremely harsh policies for immigrants with criminal convictions as part of the so-called “War on […]

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February 10th, 2021

New report, “Left to Die” details Border Patrol’s widespread negligence and discriminatory emergency response system

By Yesenia Padilla, Communications Manager, Alliance San Diego and Carly Pérez Fernández, Communications Director, Detention Watch Network A new report, Left to Die: Border Patrol, Search & Rescue and the Crisis of Disappearance, by No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos details how U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol systematically ignores […]

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February 4th, 2021

7 ways to frame your #DefundHate message

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter where we come from. Yet, the federal government wastes more than $25 billion every year on jailing and deporting immigrants in pursuit of its cruel anti-immigrant agenda. With our tax dollars, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have separated […]

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