To: Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security Secretary

Not One More Deportation

Secretary Johnson, families need relief during the holidays while we wait for a commonsense immigration process. End quotas and stop deporting new American families.

Why is this important?

In the fight for a commonsense immigration process, we’re up against a patchwork of broken policies and Congress that’s stalling.

In the meantime, this holiday season and every day, families need relief. No matter their status, families should be together during the holidays. Every day, about 1,000 families are separated by deportations, often under questionable law enforcement practices.

Dads who have a broken taillight are getting pulled over and deported, forced to abandon their children. Mothers walking on the streets in their states are racially profiled and sent to countries they haven’t lived in for decades, worried they may never see their children again. And even U.S. citizens are being deported.

This week, the Department of Homeland Security welcomed Jeh Johnson as its new secretary. Secretary Johnson could stop the deportation policy the Obama administration has been practicing, giving real hope to new American families.

DHS is tearing families apart because it’s following the Obama administration's self-imposed and arbitrary deportation quotas. Those quotas are keeping families apart for the holidays and turning DHS’s attention away from keeping us safe from real threats.