#TakeAction – September 16, 2019

Good morning team! Thank you all so much for your efforts during our #DefundHate week. We have another avenue today to #TakeAction against Trump’s horrible immigration policies.

🔶 Tell DHS not to expand ICE’s “expedited removal” powers nationwide, submit a comment to DHS at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DHS-2019-0036-0001

Comments are due by 9:00 p.m. PDT on 9/23/19

In your own words, submit a comment as to why DHS shouldn’t expand ICE’s “expedited removal” powers nationwide. ICE already has a power of “expedited removal” within 100 miles of the US land borders. Within this region, ICE agents can command any person in public, or in any place they’re let into, to show their documents and if they don’t prove to the agents’ satisfaction that they’re a citizen or lawfully present, ICE can deport them immediately, without so much as an immigration court hearing. The Trump administration wants to expand this power nationwide. Well-informed, original public comments have sometimes been used in court decisions as part of the justification for overturning harmful actions such as these. Submit yours today!

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