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