Close the Camps, Stop the Deportations, Abolish ICE

Don’t let the horror of what’s happening in our country paralyze you. The situation is not new (see the History of Concentration Camps in the US) but because there is heightened awareness, we are in a moment of possible change. Below are things that you can do to help with the humanitarian crisis created by inhumane immigration policies. This is not a time to sit back. Please do at least one of these suggestions.

Donate Money

Donate Your Frequent Flier Miles

Click here to pledge your airline miles to help get lawyers working pro bono to the border.

Asylum Seeker Sponsorship

All asylum-seekers must have an individual named sponsor in order to secure release. To learn more about sponsoring asylum seekers to help them see the Asylum-Seekers Sponsorship Project.

Follow National Organizing

 

Show Up
  • Every second and fourth Monday of the month 5:30-7:30pm, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights, 241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington. Join us to discuss how to ensure that our efforts are long-term, sustained, and supportive of both local and national orgs like Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante doing the work on the ground.  There are opportunities for new and seasoned organizers alike to get involved. Breakout working groups will include organizing around educational events, rapid response, nat’l and local street actions, and more. Arrive early (5:30) for free dinner provided by Vermont Worker Center’s Peoples Kitchen. Contact [email protected] if free childcare is needed. For other accommodations, please email [email protected].

Call Senator Leahy

Tell him “Not one more dollar for the camps!” 802-863-2525 or 800-624-3193. Leahy voted in favor of the funding bill that was supposed to have restriction on how it could be spent. Those restrictions have already (and not surprisingly) been disregarded. (See article by Noah Lanard.)

Jam the Lines

Did you know that people across the world can report suspicious activity to ICE and Homeland Security?  ICE invites people to report “suspicious criminal activity” to the tip line. This ‘tip line’ is located in Williston, Vermont. Anyone can report to ICE based on suspicion. This tactic utilizes racial profiling and cultivates an environment of fear. We need as many people as possible to call the tip line for as long as possible to keep real “tips” from going through.

CALL: 866 DHS-2ICE. Here are some things you can say to the operator:

  • Report seeing a racist orange cretin lurking about the White House
  • Report terrorist behavior; that children are being kidnapped from their parent’s arms
  • Report the breaking of the 1967 protocol relating to the status of refugees
  • Tell a long slow story
  • Recite the alphabet
  • Sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
  • Chant: Love, not hate, makes America great!
  • Call multiple times

Share this info far and wide. People report suspicious activity from around the globe, so you don’t have to be in Vermont to jam the line!

This page will be updated as we learn about new things you can do. If you know of anything, please let us know.