“Rocket Fuel” for Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda (HR 2431 (Davis-Oliver Act) / HR 2406 Immigration & Customs Enforcement Authorization Act 2017)
HR 2431 and HR 2406 uses two tragedies as an excuse for the GOP to create a “mass deportation force”, which will harm many in our community. These bills would drastically increase the power of federal and local immigration enforcement with the goals of restricting immigration and increasing deportation. They will enable the revoking of visas, the expansion of ICE, increased deportation of undocumented people, punishment of sanctuary cities and the arming of deportation officers with M-4 rifles. (Yes, the same ones they don’t have time to thoroughly vet for corruption and criminal backgrounds…) Says the Cato Institute: “(H.R. 2431) purports to empower states and localities to take action against serious criminals who have violated immigration law. In reality, the bill is a vehicle for a massive expansion of the federal government and of federal power over states and their citizens.” Don’t let this slip by. It’s a bad one.
Script: I’m calling to urge you to vote NO on HR 2431 and HR 2406, which would expand Trump’s mass deportation agenda. Targeting our immigrants harms our communities and degrades us all.