Demand the End of MPP

November 26, 2019 - 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago and PASO - West Suburban Action Project

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Use this form to contact your members of Congress and demand and end to MPP

The United States government is sending people to die under the so-called Migrant “Protection” Protocols (MPP), otherwise known as the Remain in Mexico program. MPP was rolled out by the Trump Administration in December 2018. The program directs Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to deny entry to refugees seeking asylum and protection from harm and persecution coming through the Southern border. Under MPP, asylum seekers are forced to stay in Mexican border cities for the duration of their asylum proceedings—a process that can take months or years. Since MPP was implemented in late January, more than 50,000 people have been sent back to wait in Mexico. As a result of MPP, the United States, complicit with Mexico, has created a refugee crisis at its Southern border. Instead of providing protection and compassion to those seeking asylum, under the MPP program, our government is subjecting them to inhumane conditions, exploitation, and crime.

As part of the 2020 budget, Congress will determine whether to fund the MPP program and how to fund the CBP and ICE. The current continuing resolution is set to expire on December 20, 2019 — so NOW is the time to demand that Members of Congress not be complicit in the inhumanity and terror at the border through our government’s treatment of immigrants and refugees. Congress must vote to completely defund the MPP program and prohibit the White House from redirecting funds from one program to another.

Join us at Federal Plaza at 8:30am on Tuesday, November 26th to declare “The World Is Watching” and demand that Congress end MPP. You can also contact your Member of Congress here

Follow us on social media on Tuesday at #endMPP and #WorldIsWatching.