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Matt Cameron 🗽 @matt_cam
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Are you a white person on Twitter who wants to do something to help immigrants? Here's an easy one.

STOP spreading rumors about ICE "checkpoints," "raids," or "patrols." They are 99% false and cause massive harm, trauma, and economic loss to immigrant communities.

#AbolishICE
Just try to imagine what it would be like to see that on your phone as you're getting on the bus to your second job. As you're about to take your kids to school. As you're deciding whether or not this fever has been going long enough to visit the ER.
I've been studying these social media ICE panics for awhile now. They are all either:

(1) Police security checkpoints at transit stops

(2) CBP security searches

(3) Targeted ICE arrests of known individuals

(4) Trolls

(5) Absolutely nothing at all
We had an ICE panic here in #EastBoston last week instigated by someone who later admitted that they lived in another state and had no particular knowledge of #EastBoston. ICE was here, as they are every day--but to carry out arrests w/BPD on known gang targets
Every time there is a random security check on the MBTA, someone texts me a photo of state police and TSA officers searching bags at tables and asks "is this ICE?"

Just... check the three letters on their jackets. This is not difficult.
ICE *wants* to spread fear and terror. They *want* immigrant communities to believe that they are lurking at every corner ready to take them away from their children forever.

They're not.

If you spread these unsubstantiated rumors, you are doing their dirtiest work for them.
I know we all want to help, so here's a better way:

RT actual news stories of things that ICE is actually doing. Center the voices and stories of those directly affected. Spread the gospel of #AbolishICE. It's working! It's really happening, and we can all help do it.
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