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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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June 23rd, 2022

Ahead of Full Committee Markup, Defund Hate Coalition Demands House Appropriations Cut Tax Dollars for ICE and CBP

Washington, DC — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2023 released a fiscal year spending bill, that includes approximately $8.4 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and $15.7 billion for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will head to the full Appropriations committee for markup. The Defund Hate Coalition issued the following statement about the […]

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May 23rd, 2022

With Title 42 Still in Place, Defund Hate Campaign Demands Congress Completely Reject Nativism and Commit to Community Investment

Washington D.C. – On Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden Administration from ending the racist, Trump-era Title 42 policy, which the CDC had set to end today. In response to this news, which comes in the midst of a frightening increase of nativist, white supremacist rhetoric and violence, […]

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April 26th, 2022

As the Supreme Court Determines the Fate of ‘Remain in Mexico,’ Congress Must Invest in the Resources That Welcome and Keep Those Seeking Asylum Safe in Their Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Washington D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in Biden v. Texas, a case that will eventually determine whether the Biden administration has the ability to end the deadly Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols, also referred to as the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program. The program has forced tens of thousands of asylum […]

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April 21st, 2022

190 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Urging Significant Cuts to ICE and CBP Funding in FY2023 Spending Bill

Washington D.C. – As Congress considers Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023, today 190 national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership and members of the appropriations committee urging them to prioritize significant reductions to funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) […]

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April 20th, 2022

Defund Hate & Interfaith Community Kick Off Weeks of  Meetings With Members of Congress to Demand They Divest From ICE and CBP in Their Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Washington D.C. – Today, the Defund Hate coalition held an Interfaith Day of Action where members of the faith community met with members of Congress and Congressional staff to demand they dramatically cut funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a final negotiated Fiscal Year 2023 budget.  Throughout […]

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