Action Alert: Tell Congress to Vote No on FY18 DHS Appropriations Legislation Funding the Border Wall, Detention Beds, and Deportation Force

July 18, 2017

Washington, DC – Congress is looking to pass legislation that would continue to fund the construction of a border wall, the hiring of a deportation force, and the expansion of immigrant incarceration infrastructure. According to the Appropriations Committee, the current FY18 DHS Appropriations legislation includes $1.6 billion for a border wall, and hundreds of millions more for deportation agents and detention beds. With DREAMers being rounded up and deported, immigration raids targeting families in the dead of night, private property being seized and federal refuges being razed to build a wall, we need your help to stop the anti-immigrant/anti-Latino agenda in Congress.

This year, LULAC National led a coalition letter to Congress urging representatives to oppose the border wall, the criminalization of immigrants, and the militarization of the border. Over 160 civil rights, faith, environmental, indigenous, LGBT, legal, labor, border, and community groups signed the LULAC National letter. To read the LULAC National coalition letter, click here.

Now it is your turn - Contact Congress today!

TAKE ACTION: Click here to contact your Member of Congress and tell them to vote no on FY18 DHS appropriation legislation that funds a border wall, more detention beds, and a deportation force.


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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