Protect Free Speech in El Paso

In the past month, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Border Patrol agents were deployed to El Paso protests at the request of the El Paso Police Department. By seeking their presence, local police further militarizes El Paso communities and makes them less safe.

CBP agents have a history of improper arrests and misuse of power. Deploying them is an unnecessary and irresponsible mistake that threatens the lives of Black and Brown people who are often the target of CBP abuses.

That’s why we're calling on the El Paso Chief of Police to end any requests to CBP. Send an urgent message to El Paso's Chief of Police to protect our right to protest and demand an end to further militarizing our communities.

Message Recipients: Greg Allen, Chief of Police, El Paso Police Department

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As your constituent, I am urging you to take immediate action and stop requesting the support of federal agencies to police those exercising their First Amendment right. The El Paso Police Department should not be working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to facilitate further militarization of our communities and suppress the fundamental right to free speech.

Deploying CBP agents and resources into cities already suffering from over-militarization and law enforcement brutality is a mistake that imperils the lives of even more Black and Brown people and only escalates the risk of violence against these communities.

In too many cities, the response to protests against police brutality and systemic racism has been more police brutality.


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