The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spends billions of taxpayer dollars a year to separate families and incarcerate asylum seekers and long-time members of our communities. ICE locks up nearly 50,000 people a day in a detention system rife with documented human rights abuses. Congress has the power to cut off ICE's funding, end detention, and stop family separation--both at the border and in communities across the country.
Here are 3 things you can do to help stop this administration’s cruel family separation and detention policies:
- Send a message to Congress to defund the ICE detention system. Tell Congress to stop spending our tax dollars to enable inhumane detention and family separation.
- Represent an asylum seeker who is separated from their family and facing indefinite detention.
- Donate to NIJC to help us respond to family separation and other emerging issues facing immigrants and their families.
NIJC is a partner in the national campaign to #DefundHate. Watch this video from the Detention Watch Network to learn more about why Congress must stop funding the immigration detention and deportation system: