The American Friends Service Committee signed on to a letter to the House and Senate members of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations. The letter asks members of the Subcommittee to cut or reduce funding of immigration detention and enforcement programs. In our work, AFSC has witnessed time and again the pain of those families separated by inhumane enforcement practices.
AFSC advocates an ending of federal programs targeting immigrants such as the Secure Communities program. We also support proposals aimed at reducing military spending to address human needs instead. The letter provides reasonable alternatives that, if implemented, would be steps in the direction AFSC urges of establishing humane immigration and economic policies in this country.