Immigrants and refugees are people. Yet, Trump denies their basic humanity. Enraged by his inability to “build the wall,” Trump focuses obsessively on the number of immigrants/refugees attempting to cross the border each month and seeks to appease his base by encouraging abuses and policies aimed at lowering that number. Trump has again put his personal concerns above all else.
ICE has become Trump’s “personal bullying squad.”
ICE is out of control. It has:
Fatally shot an unarmed woman
Arrested parents with children, splitting families apart
Killed a citizen in a non-immigration-related matter
Lied about its activities, prompting one top official to resign
Been accused of many abuses against children
Startling cruelty animates this administration. AG Jeff Sessions threatened, “If you cross this border unlawfully … we will prosecute you … and [your] child may be separated from you ….” WH Chief of Staff Kelly flippantly said that these children would be “put into foster care or whatever.”
Congress must investigate and correct these abuses and . . .
Stop ICE from splitting up families or defund it!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
(Leave a message if you can’t get through)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am OUTRAGEDthat ICE has become Trump’s “personal bullying squad” – separating parents and children, shooting to kill, and abusing those in its custody. Please tell the Senator that these abuses must be investigated and stopped. De-fund ICE unless it is thoroughly reformed. Thank you.”
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691 https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/
**ACTION TWO: CALL TRUMP ENABLER GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I am OUTRAGEDthat ICE has become Trump’s “personal bullying squad” – separating parents and children, shooting to kill, and abusing those in its custody. Please tell Mr. Walden that he is enabling Donald Trump and is personally complicit in these crimes. He must act now to investigate and stop these abuses! De-fund ICE unless it is thoroughly reformed. Thank you.”
We have choices to make this fall. Do we want the current administration’s cruel immigration policies that split families and harm children? If the answer is no, then join us in supporting candidates who will work for us. ICE has been described as Trump’s “personal bullying squad.” We must work to stop it. Even Melania has come out against bullying—GREG WALDEN HAS NOT!#FireWalden
The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives.
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