Advocacy

October 13, 2020 Vigil – “WWWD?” Year 1 Anniversary

“What Would Whipple Do?” (WWWD?) – 1st Year Anniversary Vigil will be co-hosted by ICOM and the Episcopal Church of Minnesota on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 AM outside the Whipple Federal Building at Ft. Snelling. Last year, the MN Episcopal Church lead 300+ people in prayer and calls for the removal of Bishop Henry …

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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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ICOM in the News

This Tuesday, ICOM coordinated a protest action which took place outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul. As part of Detention Watch Network’s #FreeThemAll campaign, protesters stood in solidarity with the detainees of “Sherburne 62” as their case for release amidst the COVID-19 threat was being heard inside the courthouse. Please read about ICOM’s involvement …

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March 5 – Sanctuary State Coalition Meeting

Join ICOM, the United Church of Christ, MIRAC, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Council of Churches as we plan our next steps in the campaign to make Minnesota a welcoming place where we ensure state resources are not used to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Join us for the Sanctuary State Coalition …

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SARI Meeting – February 10

The Sherburne County jail makes $30,000 per day from the pain and suffering of immigrant detention and the separation of immigrant families. But this is not enough, they want $50,000. Help us develop a strategy to end this inhumane system at the next Sanctuary and Resistance to Injustice (SARI) meeting, Feb. 10, 9:30am, Union Congregational …

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POSTPONED Action & Summit to Oppose ICE Expansion in Sherburne County

COVID-19 will prevent us from holding this event on April 7, as originally planned, but you can rest assured we will be going back to the Sherburne County Board as soon as we can. The Sherburne County jail and the Sheriff’s Office and ICE are collaborating closely on separating immigrant families and using draconian punishment …

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February 6 – Sanctuary State Coalition Meeting

Join ICOM, MIRAC, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Council of Churches as we plan our next steps in the campaign to make Minnesota a welcoming place where we ensure state resources are not used to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Join us for the Sanctuary State Coalition meeting where we are building …

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What Would Whipple Do? Vigil Press Coverage

In the late 1960’s, The Henry Benjamin Whipple Federal Building was named to honor the legacy of the first Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota who was an advocate for Native American Dakota peoples. Today, the Whipple Federal Building holds a regional “deportation machine.” Inside are the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizen and Immigration …

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