New Business Item 70 (2019)Defeated
The NEA will publish a call in NEA publications for an end to the deportation of refugees to Iraq and will publicly support efforts to prevent their deportation. The NEA will support organizing a demonstration at the Iraq embassy and help fund buses to that demonstration to demand that Iraq cease issuing 24-hour travel documents to make the deportation of Iraqi refugees by the Trump administration possible.
In June 2017, ICE detained hundreds of Iraqi nationals across the U.S. These refugees are now being told to report to ICE to be deported. These deportations are a death sentence. We cannot let this happen.
Tania Kappner - CA
This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $49,000.