Eric Celeste

Vigil to Free Gregorio

On June 7, Gregorio will have spent 200 days in ICE detention at the Sherburne County jail. That is 200 days too long. Join us as we demand freedom for Gregorio Montejo and all ICE detainees amid COVID-19. 1pm, Sunday, June 7, 2020Sherburne County Jail, 13880 Business Center Dr. NW, Elk RiverMeet us in the …

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Immigrants’ Rights Under Siege and the Road Ahead

Part of the 2019 Immigration Law Forum at the University of Minnesota Law School. November 1, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. University of Minnesota Law School 7.0 General CLE credits will be requested Lunch provided Reception to follow final session Efforts to deport and punish immigrants and asylum seekers intensify every month. In these …

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October 2019 Vigil

Every vigil that ICOM organizes is important. Countless hours are spent thinking, planning, and implementing ways to respond to the oppression leveled against our immigrant sisters and brothers and their allies. This vigil will have special meaning. Donald Trump will be in town two days later at the Target Center. When Trump tried to end …

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What Would Whipple Do? 10/29

Join us for a prayer vigil and press conference on Tuesday 10/29 at the Whipple Building, South “ICE Only” gates, 1 Federal Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111. 8am Vigil, 9am Press Conference. In the late 1960’s, The Henry Benjamin Whipple Federal Building was named to honor the legacy of the first Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota …

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April 2019 Vigil

Call to Action Support the call for Post Conviction Relief. Speak up to prevent immigrant families from being torn apart by wrongful convictions, which includes plea deals for which they didn’t understand the immigration implications. Contact your state Senator and ask them to fight for PCR during final negotiations. Here is a one pager with with …

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March 2019 Vigil

ICOM Interfaith Action Vigil: Spotlight on SherburneTues. March 12, 7:30-8:30am Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, 1 Federal Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55111 Spotlight on Sherburne County Jail: How a small county jail became ICE’s largest immigrant detention center in MN. Come and hear Sherburne County faith leaders tell how they were never asked and never …

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February 2019 Vigil

Considering Weather Conditions:  The Vigil Planning Team asks that all persons make the  best decision for themselves regarding attendance at tomorrow morning’s Vigil. Some members of the planning team will make every effort to be at the Vigil site at Whipple Court House so that you will not be there alone if you venture out.

January 2018 Vigil

Call to Action Sign the petition asking the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to investigate US Government treatment of asylum seekers. As signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the US Government has an obligation to honor the fundamental right of everyone to seek asylum. Yet we hear stories every day about the …

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December 2018 Vigil

Call to Action Dec. 19, 4PM – There will be a holiday prayer vigil at Sherburne County Detention Center, 13880 Business Center Drive Northwest, Elk River. Everyone wants to be with their families, especially during the holidays. Join with the “Sherburne County Sanctuary and Resistance to Injustice” community group to pray for detainees and everyone …

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November 2018 Vigil

Please join us for our monthly faith action vigil:  Tues. Nov. 13, 7:30-8:30am Bishop Whipple Federal Building, 1 Federal Dr., Ft Snelling  Join us to Honor, Remember, and Support: We honor veterans with a speaker from Veterans for Peace, especially the undocumented immigrants who have volunteered to serve our country, and who now are being deported. …

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