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President Obama: Stop the immigrant imprisonment quota!

65 members of the House of Representatives just asked President Obama to stop legitimizing a policy that forces ICE to indiscriminately imprison undocument immigrants. The "bed mandate", or immigrant imprisonment quota, forces ICE to keep at least 34,000 immigrants in its detention centers every day.

This policy is costly, encourages indiscriminate enforcement, and rips families apart. Tell President Obama to drop the immigrant imprisonment quota from his budgets.

The Message

The below statement will be delivered to President Obama, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beers, and OMB Director Silvia Burwell:

I was outraged to learn that your FY2015 budget request includes the ICE "bed mandate" or immigrant imprisonment quota. Your request legitimizes a harmful and costly policy, and I'm calling on you to eliminate the bed mandate from the 2015 budget and all future budget requests from your adminstration.


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