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PRESS CALL: Senators Harris and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates to Call for Reduced Funding for President Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

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Thursday, June 22
12:30pm EST

On a press call tomorrowJune 22 at 12:30 pm EST, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will join immigrants and advocates to urge their congressional colleagues to reduce funding for Trump’s deportation budget.

The call will coincide with the release of a letter, sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill, from Senators Harris and Hirono, among other colleagues, requesting decreased funding for President Trump’s detention beds and deportation force and no funding for the unnecessary and costly border wall. 


  • Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA)
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
  • Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
  • Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
  • Daniela Vargas, Dreamer
  • Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center (Moderator)

WHENThursday, June 22 at 12:30pm EST