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November 10, 2020 Vigil – ICE: Reunite 545 Immigrant Children with their Families NOW!

Under Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy, 3,000 immigrant children were heinously separated from their parents in 2017 – 2018. Many were less than 2 years old. 545 of these children still remain in ICE custody, their parents unable to find them. Join us at 7:30 AM outside the Whipple Federal Courthouse Building, at 1 Federal Drive, …

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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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September 8, 2020 Vigil

WE REMEMBER. WE REPENT. WE REPAIR. Cosponsored by: St. Joan of Arc We will meet in front of the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, located at 1 Federal Drive in St. Paul at 7:30 AM. Please wear masks, BYO signs, and stand socially distanced.

AUGUST 11, 2020 VIGIL

ICOM and Springhouse Ministries will host this month’s vigil at the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, St. Paul at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This month’s vigil theme is: FREE THEM ALL, with a guest speaker from the MN Freedom Fund. COVID Guidelines: Please wear a mask, BYO signs, and stand 6 …

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July 14, 2020 Vigil

THE END OF ASYLUM? FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT’S FAST-TRACK ASYLUM RULING! The Supreme Court recently ruled in support of the Trump Administration’s plan to fast track the asylum process, basically ruling that asylum-seekers do not have the right to a day in court to plea their case. This ruling challenges the internationally recognized …

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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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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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