Over the last two weeks, thousands of Floridians have signed our petition urging Senators Nelson and Rubio to pressure the Department of Homeland Security to end the controversial immigration enforcement program which has led to thousands of deportations from Florida. The fate of the program, known as 287(g), which opens the door to racial profiling and makes communities less safe, could be decided at the beginning of next week.
Groups across the country and in Florida are flooding the White House switchboard with calls for an end to the program. We need your voice: Call the White House today to tell President Obama to end the racial profiling program.
The 287(g) program lets local law enforcement agencies enter into agreements with ICE to enforce federal immigration laws and detain people for deportation, often for minor offenses like traffic violations. The Collier County and Jacksonville Sheriffs’ participation in the program has led to the deportation of thousands of individuals, increased the potential for racial profiling, and eroded trust between law enforcement and minority communities here in Florida.
Thousands of you signed the petition we sent to Senators Rubio and Nelson calling for an end to the program when the agreements expire this month, and ACLU leaders delivered 4,500 more signatures to the White House on Thursday. Now, members of organizations across the country are joining together to call on the White House to end the program when the Department of Homeland Security reviews the agreements on the 17th.
Calling takes only a few minutes, and your voice will be echoed by the countless others taking action to end the program. Join the growing chorus of voices calling for an end to the program now.
Thank you for standing with us in defense of liberty.