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May 22nd, 2023

‘Bad Across the Board’: Defund Hate Campaign Highlights House Bill as an Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars

Republican Congressional Leaders want to cut services and oversight in favor of more detention and deportation WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee reviewed their proposed bill to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in FY24. The bill would provide DHS with $91.5 billion in discretionary spending, with nearly $10 billion going to […]

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May 11th, 2023

Inhumane policies Biden condemned on campaign trail are now cornerstones of his immigration response

United States –  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced additional “sweeping measures” for the end of an insidious Trump-era border policy implemented under the guise of public health. After three years of irrevocable harm and delayed termination, the use of Title 42 is finally scheduled to end today. People seeking refuge for themselves […]

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April 28th, 2023

“Only a Fraction”: U.S. Deportation Agencies Claim Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Aren’t Enough

Washington, D.C.-  Yesterday, the Biden Administration presented new immigration measures they plan to implement when the border expulsion policy, known as Title 42, lifts on May 11. As part of their domestic approach, the administration will scale up resources for expedited deportations, “holding” in other words, detention capacity, increase severe surveillance programs, and other enforcement […]

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March 30th, 2023

‘A Failed Approach’: Will Congress and Mayorkas Continue Status Quo Funding to CBP & ICE?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, thousands of people from national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to Congress urging them to cut funding to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The letter asks Congress to ‘turn a new leaf’ as they negotiate the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s budget for […]

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March 10th, 2023

‘Morally Irresponsible’: Biden’s Budget Proposal Increases Funds for ICE and CBP to Militarize, Detain, and Deport

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration is proposing almost $25 billion dollars for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in its FY2024 budget proposal, an increase of $800 million over the enacted 2023 budget. The proposal includes a new $4.7 billion “contingency fund” for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), […]

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December 21st, 2022

Are We Still in the Trump Years? 

Congress Shamefully Fails to Include Protections and Progress in Omnibus, Instead Funding More Hate on Immigration  Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congress released text for the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that continues Trump level detention (enough funding to jail 34,000 people), includes funding for 300 additional CBP officers, and keeps funding levels for enforcement-based monitoring programs, […]

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December 13th, 2022

Local members of Defund Hate Campaign Have a Holiday Message for Congress and Biden: Cut funds from ICE and CBP before year-end

Washington, D.C. – This week, members of the Defund Hate Campaign representing eight states delivered large-scale holiday-themed cards to demand their members of Congress defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and instead invest in communities. Communities are pressuring their elected officials in-district ahead of the December 16 continuing resolution […]

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September 12th, 2022

Over a Hundred Immigrants Rights Advocates Rally in D.C. for Immediate Cuts to Punitive Immigration Enforcement Agencies, ICE and CBP

Washington, D.C.—Today, over a hundred immigrant rights advocates representing the Defund Hate Campaign rallied on Capitol Hill demanding members of Congress cut funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Advocates brought a simple demand to their home districts and D.C.: divest from abusive, deadly, anti-Black and brown immigration enforcement […]

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July 28th, 2022

Successful Organizing by Immigrant Rights Groups Made Wins in Senate DHS Bill Possible, Defund Hate Campaign Demands Bold Action in Budget Negotiations to Cement Wins and Repair Harm

Washington, DC — Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the Chairman’s proposed fiscal year 2023 bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outlining billions of taxpayer dollars that will fund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Consistent with the president’s request and House proposal, the Senate bill reduces […]

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July 14th, 2022

Defund Hate Campaign Responds to Axios Article on ICE’s Budget

Washington, DC — On Thursday, Axios reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to transfer and reprogram funding to compensate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s alleged shortfall of $345 million taxpayer dollars in Fiscal Year 2022. In response, the Defund Hate Campaign, which is made up of 63 organizations comprising directly impacted communities, faith […]

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