The Trump administration issued an order authorizing troops at the border to use deadly force against asylum seekers. This is not only alarmingly dangerous, it violates the critical law that keeps the military completely separate from domestic law enforcement.
This is one of the most horrific things the Trump administration has ever done. Active-duty troops authorized to shoot people seeking refuge at the southern border not only terrorizes migrant families, it erodes our rule of law, and makes servicemembers political pawns. This is not just terrifying—it’s illegal and we cannot allow it to happen.
Sign now! Tell Sec. Mattis to make clear that U.S. troops cannot use any force against asylum seekers. Period. Bring the troops home immediately.