The petition to the Senate reads:
“Stand up for the immigrants in your state and obstruct Donald Trump’s deportation agenda. Block and resist xenophobe Thomas Homan’s nomination as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director.”
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Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are terrorizing immigrants and ripping apart American families. We cannot allow Congress to publicly green light Thomas Homan, the xenophobic extremist who runs Trump’s dangerous deportation machine.
Homan has been Trump’s acting ICE director since January 2017, but he is not new to the agency. During the Obama administration, he was the country’s top deporter.1 Now, he’s using his dangerous set of skills to help make Trump’s nightmare of mass deportations a reality. In his first three months as acting director, Homan increased the agency’s arrests of immigrants with no criminal background by 156 percent and unleashed his agents to hunt down immigrants at schools, courthouses and hospitals.2 Trump wants Homan to permanently lead ICE. The Senate must obstruct his plans.
Senators are responsible for protecting all of the people in their states, not just the ones who were born in the United States. Blocking Thomas Homan’s confirmation as the permanent head of ICE is a necessary part of that.
Tell the Senate: Block and resist xenophobe Thomas Homan’s confirmation as ICE director. Click here to sign the petition.
Homan is an anti-immigrant extremist. He believes that all undocumented immigrants are criminals who should live in fear.3 He also wants to take down sanctuary cities and recently called on the Department of Justice to indict elected officials who refuse to help with deportations.4
Homan, as Trump’s acting ICE director, has empowered his officers to use some of the most insidious tactics imaginable to hunt down immigrants. Homan’s ICE agents have:
Immigration enforcement officers also recently locked up a disabled Dreamer and allegedly denied him pain medication and made fun of his disability.9
Trump and Homan are lying when they say that ICE is focused on getting violent criminals out of the country. ICE is a dangerous rogue agency. Its agents are harassing and attacking all immigrants.
Recently, more than 70 members of Congress signed a letter calling out the Department of Homeland Security for failing to investigate thousands of sexual assault complaints and other human rights violations filed by immigrants who were detained by ICE over the past decade. ICE agents have reportedly subjected immigrants in their custody to unnecessary strip searches, forced them to eat moldy produce and expired food, and denied pain medication to those with debilitating diseases.10 If the Senate gives Homan permanent jurisdiction over all ICE operations, it would add fuel to an already out-of-control fire and sanction the agency’s shady and abusive tactics. Democrats and Republicans of good conscience have the power to make sure that doesn’t happen. That's why we're teaming up with our friends at America's Voice to make sure they act.
Tell the Senate: Block and resist xenophobe Thomas Homan’s confirmation as ICE director. Click the link below to sign the petition.
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