This is the most important part! We need to show congress that we will not allow them to be complicit in this violence by the Trump administration. Call and email your congresspeople to pressure them to:

  1. Defund the agreements. The appropriations subcommittees in charge of the budgets for the State Department and Department of Homeland Security should include the following language in the Appropriations Bill: “None of these funds may be used for the implementation of the Asylum Cooperative Agreements between the U.S., Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.”
  2. Demand more information. All congresspeople and committees should demand more information about the signing and implementation of the agreements.
  3. Take a stand against the agreements. All congresspeople should declare their opposition to the agreements as a threat to safety, human dignity, and Central American sovereignty.
CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE

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EMAIL NISGUA STAFF FOR SUPPORT

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Who are specific targets for these demands?

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee: