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May 11, 2021 Vigil

Theme: “The Changing Scene” Hosted by ICOM Start Time: 7:30 AM A central purpose of vigils is to make our physical presence known as we protest unjust immigration policies. With this in mind, we would like to encourage all who are able to attend in person at the Whipple Federal Building (1 Federal Dr., Ft. …

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January 12, 2021 Vigil

Theme – Awaken Compassion: Until we are all Free, We are not Free! Co-hosted by: Twin Cities Buddhists Zoom link for you to attend this vigil starting at 7:30 AM: https://bit.ly/3aNNEHs There will also be a small group on site at the Fort Snelling Whipple Federal Courthouse Building. If you plan to attend in person, …

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February 3 Update – FREE TULIO – Hopeful news!

After the judge’s decision in late December to deport Tulio, the family has decided to appeal his asylum case. Fingers crossed under a new administration we pray his appeal will be successful. He continues to be detained at Kandiyohi County Jail while he awaits his chance to appeal. We continue to stand in solidarity with …

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MN Sanctuary State Coalition – December Webinar Series

Dec. 14th, 6:30-7:30pm—Immigration history and stories of origin Dec. 21st, 6:30-7:30pm — National and local immigration landscape Dec. 28th, 6:30-8pm — Action planning for 2021 Registration is now open for our 3-part Sanctuary State Coalition webinar series: https://bit.ly/sanctuaryseries  This webinar is designed to educate Coalition partner organizations but is open to everyone. We have been …

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Zoom Vigil on December 8, 2020 – “We CAN’T Wait!” (For Immigrant Justice)

Due to the latest COVID restrictions, ICOM is moving this vigil to Zoom. Please contact daniel@mnicom.org to get the Zoom link. Time: 7:30 to 8:30 AM ~ Co-hosted by: Edina Community Lutheran Church ~ Theme: We CAN’T Wait! (For Immigrant Justice) ~ Guest speakers: Jan Engkasser of Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services and Rabbi Sim …

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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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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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