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The US’s Immigration Policy is on Thin ICE

Your DGB for today is to call your elected representatives and demand they do something about ICE’s policy of removing children from their parents at the border and housing them in what looks like dog kennels.

This administration has decided that in an effort to make immigration to the US less appealing to brown people, they are going to remove kids - including babies - from their parents at the border. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Immigrant-families-separated-at-border-struggle-12938759.php These children are getting physically torn from mom and dad and then, according to Chief of Staff John Kelly, put into foster care “or whatever.” That should be disturbing to everyone with a heart.

It’s time for you to get on the horn to your senators and members of congress. Tell them we’re not okay with this kind of treatment of people simply asking for sanctuary. Whether or not it’s legal, it certainly isn’t ethical or moral to split up families as a deterrent to legal immigration.

 

MigraCam

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Your DGB for today is to get the word out about the new app, MigraCam, offered by the ACLU.

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has increased its immigration raids. After a recent raid on a Tennessee meat packing plant, where over 100 people were accused of being here illegally, more than 500 students missed school the next day for fear of another raid. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/12/us/tennessee-immigration-raid-schools-impact/index.html

MigraCam helps people living in immigrant communities to notify their families if they have been detained in a raid or a traffic stop. It offers features like live streaming, sharing your location with family and friends, notifications of current raids, voice command to open MigraCam, and much more. DGB thinks it’s imperative to get the word out about this much needed app, especially when we are living in a time where Trump and his Fox pals are vilifying immigrants, including those in the caravans that are attempting to seek asylum. You can read more about the caravans and the myths surrounding them here:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/30/us/migrant-caravan-myths-debunked/index.html

 

ICE Data

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Your DGB for today is to register your objection with the National Archives and Records Administration for their decision to allow Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to destroy important records as a matter of course.  

As the ACLU says, “Destroying records effectively grants ICE impunity for its abuses, makes it harder for the public to hold ICE accountable in the future, and erases important parts of the historical record.”

This proposed move is par for the course for an administration that has systematically acted to make the country less safe for women, people of color, and other vulnerable populations. And when this same administration aims to detain more immigrants than ever, it’s never been more critical to resist this decision.

Show NARA and ICE that Americans insist our government be accountable and transparent. We don’t want to hear the sound of shredders working overtime in federal detention facilities.

 

I’d Like to Report an Alien

Your DGB for today is to troll VOICE, aka Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement.

Donald Trump and Homeland Security rolled out a brand new hotline for people to call and report if you have been a victim of or a witness to a crime committed by “removable criminal aliens.” We are asking you to flood their line with calls about anything an alien has done to you; not just any alien though, The X-Files kind.

The hotline number is 1-855-48-VOICE. They have already been inundated with alien crimes since their roll out last week, and we want to keep the party going. So, whether you were spying on your neighbor and saw them get impregnated by an alien, or they stole the garden gnome from your front porch for nefarious purposes, or just came in and abducted your sister during a game of Stratego, do your due diligence as a citizen of the United States and report these reprehensible crimes. Bonus points if your story has anything to do with an actual X-Files episode. Let us know if Mulder, Scully, or any other Men In Black pay you a visit. We want to believe.