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Saturday, December 7, 2013

ICE BED MANDATES: PETITION OR NOT (Participation Encouraged)

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From: Manny Herrmann, Civic Action

Dear Terry,
A MoveOn member named Erica Herrera recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Eliminate Bed Mandates"—and we'd like to know what you think of it.
The petition is addressed to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, and reads:
The bed mandate requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold an average of 34,000 individuals in detention on a daily basis. No other law enforcement agency is subject to a statuatory quota on the number of individuals to hold in detention. Billions of dollars are spent each year on non-violent civil offenders, it is time to say enough!
Here's what Erica wrote about it:
The immigration system is broken, and no where is that more apparent than in the private prison system. The federal government has partnered with private prison systems to detain immigrant offenders which is lining the pockets of the private prison executives and their investors. Stop prisoners for profit, and demand that the bed mandate is removed from budgetary allocations.
Can you click to let us know what you think?
We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.
In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.
Thanks for all you do. 
–Manny, Rosy, Milan, Bobby, and the rest of the team
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