Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ACT NOW !

a4a Immigration Action Group

Call Members of Congress: McSally, Flake and McCain


Ask them to : WITHHOLD FUNDING for the BORDER WALL, FOR NEW DETENTION FACILITIES, and FOR MORE ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.

On its own, the Executive Branch can carry out much of what’s covered in Trump’s January 25th executive orders such as constructing a wall, increasing the number of BP agents, and tripling the number of ICE officers carrying out deportations.  But, Trump needs more money to carry out the orders in full.  CONGRESS needs to act!

McSally: 520-881-3588
Flake:     520-575-8633
McCain: 520-670-6334

Facts to Support Withholding Funds for Phone Calls and Letters to the Editor

  • Trump’s wall cost from $27-$40 billion. 
“Bad Math Props Up Trump’s Border Wall,” Konstantin Kakaes, MIT Technology Review, 1/18/16.

  • Tunnels, drones, catapults, etc. can make walls ineffective.
“As Donald Trump Calls for Wall on Mexican Border, Smugglers Dig Tunnels,” Ron Nixon, New York Times, 9/2/16.

  • In the past 10 years, the number of Border Patrol agents has grown from 12,000 to 20,000, and the Customs and Border Patrol budget has doubled to $13.6 billion a year.
Department of Homeland Security Budgets 2006 & 2016.  www.dhs.gov.

  • Less costly and more humane controls on migrants who await their hearings should be expanded rather than building new detention facilities. Today’s 34,000 detention beds cost U.S. taxpayers $5.5 million a day.
“Alternatives to Detention,” Detention Watch Network, www.detentionwatchnetwork.org.
“The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like,” Editorial Board, New York Times, 2/25/17.