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As the Trump administration reaches the end of its third fiscal year, it continues to make alarming changes to immigration and border policy that almost daily are chipping away at the norms of good governance. More than 200 non-governmental organizations sent a letter to Congress today calling on members, who currently are debating the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, to reassert their authority over decisions about how U.S. taxpayer dollars are spent. The letter calls on Congress to cut the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget for detention, enforcement, and border militarization, and to put accountability measures in place to stop the agency’s pattern of abuse of the appropriations process.

Read the letter (PDF)