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 2020 Vigil

Join ICOM on the second Tuesday of every month in prayer, song, and public display of opposition to an immigration system built on stolen land, funded by our tax dollars, and whose primary mission is now to terrorize our immigrant community members. We are more powerful when we come together as people of multiple faiths …

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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 2020 Vigil

On February 11, 2020, we were joined by the brave leaders of Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) who were there to support their member, Beto, who is unable to renew his DACA status because he has been illegally detained by ICE. We also read the names of the 500+ Minnesotans that Hennepin County Sheriff Hutchinson …

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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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January 2020 Vigil

The January vigil was hosted by Buddhists from the MN Zen Meditation Center, Soka Gakkai MN Buddhist Center, Twin Cities Buddhist Sangha, Blooming Heart Sangha, Compassionate Ocean Zen Center, and Clouds in Water Zen Center.