Immigration

Protesters invoking "Never Again" surround, blockade and enter ICE headquarters

On the 16th of July, protesters from Never Again Action, Jews against ICE, and Movimiento Cosecha blocked every dooryway into ICE headquarters on 12th street and the streets outside. In addition, 12 protesters entered the building and reportedly were the only protesters arrested in this day of direct action against ICE and concentration camps. Jewish activists explicitly tied Trump's concentration camps to those used by the Nazis during WWII, using talking points like "Never Again means NOW!"

Video: street and door blockades isolate and shut down ICE headquarters 1 min 38 sec

Marching off the road in victory after shutting down much of ICE headquarters with an all-entrances plus street blockade

Amazon's contract with Palantir/ICE earns Jeff Bezos a protest at his HOUSE

On Amazon Prime Day the 16th of July, protesters descended on the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. They carried mock Amazon Prime delivery boxes loaded with petitions demanding Amazon drop their DHS/Palantir contract which has caused thousands of deportations. The petition boxes changed Amazon's smile to a well-earned frown.

ICE agents spotted "canvassing" Van Dorn and Sanger neighborhood

On the 15th of July, ICE (Trump's racial purity police) were seen "canvassing" the area of Van Dorn and Sanger in Alexandria, VA. They may have captured one person but disappeared no more than an hour after their presence was publicized on social media. Surely they had many more targets, but may have been scared away by potential community response once their presence was publicized.

REPORT ICE activity

DC Bike Party's 7th anniversary ride makes special stop at Lights for Liberty

On the 12th of July, the DC Bike Party's 7th anniversary ride made a special stopover at the Lights for Liberty vigil. Riders dismounted and walked by this vigil, a protest against Donald Trump's border concentration camps and threatened terror raids against migrant communities.

HD Video: Start of the ride and the stopover at Lights for Liberty 2min 8 sec

"Lights for Liberty" vigil protests border concentration camps, proposed raids

On the 12 of July, "Lights for Liberty" protests were held from coast to coast against Trump's concentration camps on the border and the threatened ICE raids. Here in DC, the American Federation of Teachers sent a feeder march, and the DC Bike Party stopped by, with most riders dismounting and walking past in solidarity. Comparisons were made my many protesters to Hitler's camps, Trump too being considered a fascist.

HD Video featuring the speaker describing conditions imposed on a mother and premature baby in a border camp 2 min 23 sec

One of several signs referencing the Nazi Holocaust and that round of camps

Hundreds march in Columbia Heights 1 week after "delayed" ICE raid

Not all of Trump's racial purity roundups originally scheduled for June 22-23 were delayed. ICE is known to have taken two parents into custody in DC on Saturday, June 22. Unknown how many others exercised their right to not open their doors without a warrant signed by a judge. At the same time the following Saturday (June 29), hundreds marched from Columbia Heights to Adams-Morgan demanding ICE out of DC and zero cooperation with ICE from MPD and the DC government.

Video: marchers in the streets, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau calls for reporting DC govt collaboration w ICE to herself 2 min 3 sec

Trump threatens urban migrant communities (possibly including DC) with ICE raids

During the week of June 16, Donald Trump publicly threatened (via Twitter) to send ICE agents into urban neighborhoods to last known addresses of migrants (including families with children) that ICE has not been able to find and deport. The raids are supposed to start in about a week. This means Trump wants his racial purity police to launch raids on places and at approximate times where they are expected.

BLM blockades Chinatown, "National Emergency" protesters rally at White House

At Noon on the 18th of February, protesters at the White House declared that TRUMP is the "national emergency". This is over his attempt to claim dictatorial powers to remove as many Brown people from the US as possible and build his wall. At the exact same time, Black Lives Matter blockaded Chinatown, protesting MPD and Bowser for their efforts to remove as many Black people from DC as possible.

Video of the blockade at 7th and H sts with the mock prison cells 3 min 16 sec

Protesters and mock prison cells exclude car traffic from prime shopping territory in Chinatown.

March for TPS Justice tears down mock wall at Trump Hotel, marches on Capitol Hill

On the 12th of Feb, migrants holding Temporary Protected Status backed by a massive crowd of supporters marched from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand legal permanent residency. The march stopped at Trump Hotel, where a mock wall banner emblazoned "No Borders on Stolen Land" was set up, then torn to pieces in symbolic demolition of Trump's wall.

Video featuring tearing down the mock wall at Trump Hotel 2 min 42 sec

This mock wall at Trump Hotel was torn to bits by the crowd, just as Congress needs to tear up his demands for wall money

Justice for Jakelin protest held at Customs and Border "Protection"

On the 17th of December, pro-migrant activists gathered outside the office of Customs and Border "protection" aptly located in the Ronald Reagan Building on Penn Ave. Activists were in front of CPB to protest the death of a 7 year old Mayan girl from Guatamala named Jakelin in Customs and Border "protection" custody. Flowers and bottled water were left on the building at the conclusion of the rally.

Video-speaker on what happened to Jakelin, laying flowers and bottled water for her on CBP's building 3 min 6 sec

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