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President Trump's heartless, bigoted immigration policies are fueling sexual abuse and rape--and Congress is financing it.
A new report just uncovered over 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse of immigrant children in government-funded detention facilities, within just four years. Under Trump's policy of "zero-tolerance" for immigrants, 859 complaints were submitted between March 2018 and July 2018--the highest in any five-month span covered by the report. This does not even count several women and teenage girls raped or killed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.
It’s sickening, and difficult to imagine having children ripped from your arms and sexually abused. These families are already fleeing unimaginable violence and poverty, only to be further traumatized by our government.
Members of Congress have been facing demands to hold ICE and CBP accountable for months, but the increasing reports of abuse may be enough to get them to change this fundamentally abusive and racist system. Immigration rights and progressive leaders like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez have been calling to abolish ICE altogether to push back against Trump's policies of hate and fear. Join them in calling for an end to this violence--tell Congress to defund ICE and CBP for good.
Tell Congress: Stop the sexual assault of migrant children and women under Trump. Defund ICE and CBP.
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