An update on the arbitrary Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) raids within the refugee community in Atlanta. The persecution of Somali refugees at the hands of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government has now been covered by WABE news and by WABE’s Closer Look. Both stories interview our partner Omar Shekhey with the Somali American Community Center.
We will continue keeping you updated on this story as it evolves and also provide the contact information and guidelines on how to raise our collective voice against these atrocities. Please see here and here for previous guidance on contacting Senators Perdue and Isakson.
Today please take a moment this morning to let your Congressman (if you need to look up your congressman you will need your four digit zip code extension) know the outrageous actions of I.C.E. do not represent our state or his constituency.
If you know your congressman and here is their contact information:
Hank Johnson – 770 987 2291
John Lewis – 404 659 0116
Tom Price – 770 998 0049
Buddy Carter – 912 352 0101
Sanford Bishop – 229 439 8067
Drew Ferguson – 770 683 2033
Rob Woodall – 770 232 3005
Austin Scott – 229 396 5175
Doug Collins – 770 297 3388
Jody Hice – 478 457 0007
Barry Loudermilk – 770 429 1776
Rick Allen – 706 228 1980
David Scott – 770 210 5073
Tom Graves – 706 290 1776
Or if you live in the 6th District you now have two candidates to contact:
Please call your Congressman (or candidate) and state…..
Please tell the Congressman I am deeply upset with the raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this month in the DeKalb County area. Please take a public and vocal stance against I.C.E. and their tactics to terrorize the refugee and immigrant community and if they do not cease these activities I would like for Congress to take steps to defund the I.C.E. budget going forward.
After calling please send an email to your Congressman (use the links above) with the following (or a personal version of it) with the drop down menu topic “Immigration” and the subject line “I.C.E. Raids”:
I am deeply disturbed and appalled at the actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in our state. Our federal government is terrorizing our refugee and immigrant community and splitting up families through its arbitrary raids and deportations.
Please take a public and vocal stance against I.C.E. and their tactics and if they do not cease these activities please take steps to defund the I.C.E. budget going forward.
(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)