Quotas contribute to the mass detention of hundreds of thousands of people every year. Ending this policy is a necessary and timely first step toward stopping immigrant detention, which pulls loved ones apart and causes untold psychological suffering as well as financial hardship.
The U.S. deports over 300,000 people annually and holds approximately 400,000 people in immigrant detention facilities across the country at an annual cost of over $2 billion.
All people in the U.S.—regardless of immigration status—have a right to work with dignity, but immigrant workers are often denied this right.
The U.S.-Mexico border stands to become one of the world’s most militarized borders, even though the two countries are not at war.