Friday, July 12 - Rally to Close the Camps Tomorrow / Shed Light on Ice Detention Centers / ICE and CBP Abuse Tracker

Actions You Can Take Today

Action 1: TOMORROW - March to Close the Camps

TOMORROW, we will take the streets at Daley Plaza and march against the criminalization, detention, and deportation of immigrants and demand an end to concentration camps on American soil. 

As an Indivisible Chicago member, join us as we stand on the right side of history.

When: TOMORROW, Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Daley Center Plaza (50 W Washington St.)
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We need to raise $12,000 to pay for the sound system, porta potties, tents, and everything else needed to put on an event this size. Please consider donating directly to help us put on this event and fight for immigrant rights.

We are still short on volunteers, especially marshals. If you are able, please volunteer. Training will be provided.

Action 2: Demand Sunshine on ICE Detention Centers

Since 2017, the Trump administration has aggressively pursued a zero-tolerance immigration policy at the southern border. In 2018, the administration imposed a brutal family separation policy and began charging all migrants crossing the border, even those seeking asylum, with crimes.

Despite Trump’s apparent reversal of the separation policy, families continue to be torn apart, with no viable plan for reunion. Children and adults are dying in custody and being held in overcrowded, inhumane facilities. The government, overwhelmed by the ballooning costs of its self-imposed crisis, is now proposing to cut legal and educational support for unaccompanied children.

On June 12, news emerged that the government plans to house nearly 1,400 children on the site of a former Japanese concentration camp (euphemistically termed an “internment camp"). The move is an all too apt illustration of the Trump administration’s dedication to reviving 1940s era white supremacy.

Despite efforts to hide this abuse, journalists and immigrant advocates have revealed a clear pattern of human rights violations by the Trump administration. Americans must demand transparency into the shadow prison system being used to dehumanize and torture innocent people. Demand your state lawmakers seek and publicly report information about the facilities housed or planned in your state, and connect with local immigration advocacy groups to help respond to these atrocities.

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to urge [NAME] to demand and publicize detailed information about the ICE Immigration Detention Centers in our state. (Choose 1-3 from the list below):

  • Headcount: How many immigrants are housed in their state? What is the population breakdown by gender, age, etc.?

  • Conditions: What are typical living conditions and length of detention?

  • Safety: What kinds of abuses do detainees face (deaths in custody, denial of medical care, lack of sanitation)?

  • Facilities: Are there any plans for closure or expansion? Are the prisons public or privately run?

  • Resources: Are any state resources being used to support these facilities?

  • Access: When can a delegation tour facilities?

Action via 5calls.org

Action 3: ICE and CBP Abuse Tracker

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) atrocities grow by the day. United We Dream has just unveiled an ICE and CBP Tracker to ensure that all of the horrible things they have done are tracked, catalogued and documented so that their victims are never forgotten and so that we build a foundation for accountability and justice.

As you scroll down through the seemingly endless abuses, you will see some disturbing stuff which may be hard to read. But it is important that we recognize the reality of the suffering that our tax dollars pay for and why we must stop funding this abuse.

Congress is debating whether they will again give Trump more money for the Deportation Force and we need more people to tell them NO and to know the reasons why.

On the tracker page you’ll find resources to fight back and even a sticker that you can order to let the people around you know that you will resist deportations.

If you have more information on ICE & CBP abuse, please report it to the MigraWatch Hotline at 1-844-363-1423.

Action via United We Dream

Daily Actions Editor