Don't Hold Us Hostage


On February 28, the Department of Homeland Security will shut down unless Congress passes a funding bill. That seems like it wouldn't be hard to do.

But anti-immigrant members are holding DHS funding hostage in exchange for provisions that would overturn President Obama's executive action.

Sign our petition to Congress to let members know: You cannot hold our safety hostage.

Dear Members of Congress:

The Department of Homeland Security was established to protect Americans' lives. As such, it should be one of your top priorities.

However, several of those in your chambers are playing games with this important department -- and with our safety. The threats to shut down DHS are appalling and are the epitome of why so few Americans trust you to do the job you were sent to Washington to do.

We, the signers of this petition, call on you to fund DHS and set aside your disagreements on immigration policy. It's too important, and too much is at stake.

Who's signing

James Deshotels
Lisa Valiente
Aaron Lawee
Robert B. Kaplan
Lynne Feldman
Chris Washington
Christopher Pelham
Beth Tindall
Susan Constantine
Sergio Jimenez
Roy Stanley
Elizabeth Pines
José Basurto
Jonathan Sanchez
Patricia Johnson
Pete Rios
Roberto Reveles
Esdras Leitao
Carlos Acevedo
Elizabeth Karan
Marcus Christian Hansen
Dorothy McCauley
Martha Perez
Chris Washington
Jim Hanley
Rick St John
Sven Lovegren
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