I am a college student studying at an HBCU. Just last month, I left Baltimore, and joined 500 young adults in Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to reject increased funding for detention. I insisted that my members of Congress instead invest in alternatives to detention and expanded accountability within immigration enforcement. The United States is pouring $25 billion a year into this growing issue. Beyond my critique on the excessive funding for immigration enforcement, I have asked myself how I would want to be treated if I was fleeing from a hostile environment or leaving my home country to find economic stability in the United States.