For decades, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have separated countless families, caused the deaths of people seeking refuge, and terrorized our communities.
AFSC and the Defund Hate Coalition join with communities across the country in demanding Congress to stop funding cruelty against immigrants. It's time to defund ICE and CBP and invest our tax dollars in education, health care, and other programs that strengthen – instead of tear apart – our communities.
Resources for action
Cut funding for ICE and CBP!
Tell your representatives no more funding for walls, ICE, and CBP. Demand that they work to create policies that respect the dignity and rights of all people.
Understanding the Congressional Appropriations Process
Watch our webinar recording to make connections between detention and deportations in our communities and funding decisions made in Congress.
How to bird-dog candidates
During election season, you have a unique opportunity to get candidates on the record about issues that are important to you—and to influence their opinions. We can do this by “bird-dogging,” or seeking out a candidate, asking them about their positions, and documenting their responses.
Check out this list of bird-dogging questions from the AFSC Iowa Immigrant Rights Program.
If Congress wants to keep America safe, funding CBP is the last thing it should do
CBP has proven it is not capable of providing for people’s needs or safeguarding human rights, writes AFSC's Pedro Rios.
#DefundHate escalates campaign to cut funding for ICE, CBP in 2020
Coalition of immigrant, civil rights, faith, LGBTQ, legal services and other organizations demand Congress cut funding for detention, deportation, and border militarization.