Tlaib was joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who came to the U.S. from Somalia as a child.

“I didn’t have a cage waiting for me,” Omar said. “I had an open arm, people with moral clarity awaiting us and saying, ‘You can do a lot. Here is your new home. You’re our new neighbor.'”

Now, she added, “In this country, in the United States, people are not welcomed that way.”

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) also pledged to fight in Congress to cut ICE’s and CBP’s budgets instead of expanding them.

“We’re here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “Until they can prove that they are honoring human rights…until they can prove good faith to an American ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda.”

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