“Whether we call them concentration camps, mass detention centers, or cages for children, they are a moral abomination. The real question is not what we call these mass detention sites growing all over the country, the question is: what is every government official and citizen doing to stop this evil? Our government is scapegoating, demonizing, and terrorizing immigrants. These policies echo the worst of Jewish history and the worst of American history. Jewish Americans overwhelmingly reject the hateful, anti-immigrant policies being perpetrated by the very people pretending to be offended on our behalf. We demand that Congress take immediate action to stop this ongoing campaign of cruelty towards immigrants by defunding the agencies that carry it out.”
– Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
The cruel and unjustifiable actions of ICE in our homes and along the border cannot be tolerated. JUFJ has fought alongside immigrants in DC and Maryland to protect their rights as members of our communities and as human beings, from the right to a public education and a legal defense to the basic protections of safety and shelter.
There are many ways you can take action against the barbaric cruelty of our own government. We are collecting them here for you to share. If there are more actions and events that we should list, please email email@example.com. List updated July 16 at 5:00 PM.
Online and Phone Actions
ICE is planning to use hotels as temporary housing for immigrants it detains in the upcoming raids. Hotels must not be accomplices in this administration’s moral atrocities.
Sign the petition from Sanctuary DMV telling Mayor Bowser and the DC Council to stand strong against ICE and to protect DC residents from raids.
Ask local elected and law enforcement officials to protect their constituents from ICE. Scripts and contact information for DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties (Maryland), and Fairfax and Arlington Counties and Alexandria City (Virginia) available below.
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action is demanding that Congress stop funding a militarized border and detention camps.
Many organizations have prepared resources to share in case of an ICE raid, including hotlines to call, rights to be aware of, and plans to respond. See the resource roundup at the link below.
Baltimore #JewsAgainstICE is taking action against ICE contractors Johns Hopkins University and PNC Bank. Follow them on Facebook for a list of actions you can take.
Know Your Rights Training
Sunday, June 30, 2:30 PM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
2700 South 19th Street, Arlington, VA
AFT Protest Rally
Friday, July 12, 12:00 PM at Customs and Border Patrol
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW