Due to pressure from corporate lobbyists, Congress has mandated that 34,000 immigrants be detained in the United States each day of the year. Watch the video above and sign the petition. Help us end the quota and tell the U.S. governement to stop trading human rights for profit.
Our goal is to get 34,000 Americans to raise their voices against the quota mandating 34,000 daily lock-ups of immigrants.
Hard to believe, but it's true. Every day men and women are locked up indefinitely. They have no right to an attorney, no right to a visitor, and no right to a free phone call. Isolated from the outside world, these people experience medical neglect as well as physical and psychological abuse. Nearly half of these individuals will be transferred twice from detention facility to detention facility; they will be woken up at 2 or 3 am, shackled, put on a bus, and not told where they are going. The experience can only be described as a nightmare.
And you are paying for it. Despite the call for fiscal restraint, the House of Representatives approved a budget of 5.4 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations in FY 2014 with over 2 billion going toward detention alone. Learn more: (1) Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/1b9wSJd (2) Media Coverage: http://bit.ly/18WgjyZ
We need your help spreading the word:
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With your help, we can put end to this untenable injustice!
Under U.S. law, taxpayers must pay to keep 34,000 people in immigration detention each day. This is a waste of government resources. Comprehensive immigration reform must include an end to the mandated beds. End the quota, and stop trading human rights for profit in the United States.
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) started this petition with a single signature, and now has 792 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.