On May 1, Trump requested billions of dollars in additional funding for the Department of Homeland Security, including over $1 billion in funding to expand detention (yes, more cages), hire more ICE and CBP agents, and accelerate deportations.
Fortunately, the Constitution gives Congress—not the White House—the sole power to appropriate money. That means that Democrats can define the terms of this debate through the appropriations process.
ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Call Speaker Nancy Pelosi on (202) 225-4965 or (415) 556-4862 and ask her to vote no on the administration’s supplemental funding request for DHS.