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!
Facts to Support Withholding Funds for Phone Calls and Letters to the Editor
- Trump’s wall cost from $27-$40 billion.
- Tunnels, drones, catapults, etc. can make walls ineffective.
- 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.
- 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.
“The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like,” Editorial Board, New York Times, 2/25/17.