Tell the leaders of Boy Scouts to end their partnership with Border Patrol

Hurricane Dorian has caused massive damage in the Bahamas.”But when Bahamian people attempted to enter the U.S. to seek refuge, Border Patrol sent them back. This is particularly egregious; Bahamian people are looking to come to the U.S. so they can be safe and access the supplies they need to live. But Donald Trump won’t allow it. He claims that the Bahamas are full of ‘very bad gang members,’ and other coded racist language to justify restricting Bahamian people’s access. It is unjust that our country’s leaders have instructed Border Patrol to turn Bahamian people away.

While the Trump Administration and Border Patrol continue to prohibit people who are seeking refuge from entering the U.S., The Boy Scouts of America continue to encourage their scouts to participate in the Law Enforcement Explorer Program, a training partnership that grooms scouts to become Border Patrol agents. At a time when Border Patrol is being used to carry out Trump’s racist, xenophobic agenda, is used to separate families at the border, and is used to prevent Bahamian people from seeking out safety in the U.S., it is unacceptable that the Boy Scouts provide their scouts for this program.

Write to the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America and tell them to end their partnership with Border Patrol.

Until justice is real,
—Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Evan, Johnny, Future, Samantha, Eesha, Marcus, FolaSade, and the rest of the Color Of Change team

1. “Trump says Bahamas full of ‘very bad gang members’ as he doubles down on not letting Hurricane Dorian refugees in to U.S.,” The Independent, September 9, 2019,
2. “Border Patrol Law Enforcement Explorer Program,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection, July 22, 2019,
3. “Border Patrol Youth Program Trains Children as Young as 14 to Become Agents,” KUT News, November 20, 2017,

Trump’s desperation on display –

The White House letter to Congress was a desperate farce
Last night, Trump’s White House sent a letter to Congress refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.  

We fact-checked a few of the most flagrant lies in Trump’s letter to Congress:
• Impeachable offenses: Trump is still adamantly—and absurdly—claiming that he did nothing wrong, when we know from the White House’s Ukraine call memo that he extorted a foreign power to interfere in the 2020 election.
• Massive cover-up: Trump falsely claimed that he’s been transparent. That couldn’t be further from the truth. He, his White House, the State Department, and the Department of Justice have engaged in an extensive cover-up of his extortion campaign.
• Threats: The White House claimed, with zero evidence, that government officials are being bullied. In reality, Trump threatened the first whistleblower: “You know what we used to do in the old days…[We] used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”
• Lies and distraction: Trump lied, bogusly claiming that the impeachment inquiry is a “naked political strategy” to overturn the 2016 election. Here’s the reality: The investigation is about Trump extorting a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 election.
• The Constitution: Trump falsely claimed that the impeachment inquiry “lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation.” Stopping foreign interference in U.S. affairs is one of the key reasons why the founders included the impeachment clause in the Constitution in the first place.