BREAKING: Jews and allies are blocking the door of the ICE Facility in Seattle, Washington.

We are putting our bodies on the line to shut down this inhumane system. #CloseTheCamps #NeverAgainIsNow #AbolishICE
Here's the view from outside. We are gathering to protest the treatment of immigrants across the country.

We have seen this pattern of dehumanization, demonization, and targeted terror before.

We know where it leads.

This sign says another world is possible in three language (English, Spanish, and Hebrew).

It's not enough to push back against the intolerable. We are advancing @CosechaMovement's #DignityPlan, a vision for a just and human immigration system.

#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE
Police have arrived. Our message for them:

ICE is closed for the day. Here's the news: we're here to stay.

Y si nos echamos, regresamos.

#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE #NeverAgainAction
Beginning the rally with this prayer, while the protestors inside risking arrest sing "Od Yavo Shalom Aleynu."

We are praying for strength and peace - for our protestors, for our immigrant neighbors, for our country. We're praying for our elected officials to do the right thing.
Hundreds of Jews, immigrants, and allies are gathered outside of the ICE facility in Seattle, while protestors inside risk arrest.

When we say Never Again, we mean it.
Jews & allies are shutting down the ICE Facility in Seattle.

Here's why: at least six children have died in custody in the past year.

We shouldn't have to recite the Mourner's Kaddish for children because of our government's own cruetly.

#NeverAgainIsNow #NeverAgainParaNadie
"Somebody's hurting my people, and it's gone on far too long. Somebody's hurting my children, and we won't be silent anymore."

#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE #NeverAgainIsNow
Our protestors have been escorted out of the building for disrupting business as usual at the Seattle ICE Facility. We refuse to be complicit. We refuse to let the perpetrators of mass atrocity be comfortable.

Protestors outside are reciting the Schecheyanu, prayer of gratitude for the protection & experiences that led us to this moment.

We acknowledge our history & are motivated by the past to step in & act, in the way we wish more people did during the Holocaust.

The Seattle ICE office had to close down early today because Jews, immigrants, and allies got in their way.

We will continue to organize and participate in direct action until our immigration system is overturned.

#AbolishICE #CloseTheCamps
An indigenous speaker, Paul Chiyoken Wagner, reminds us that here, on these lands, we must care for all things.

At least begin with the human family.

#NeverAgainParaNadie #AbolishICE #CloseTheCamps
We're not here to make friends.

We're here to shut it down.

#AbolishICE #CloseTheCamps #NeverAgainIsNow
This is deeply personal for many protestors in Seattle today.

We've seen this groundwork laid before. We wondered how it got that far. That's why we're putting our bodies on the line to shut down ICE, CBP, and this whole system.

#AbolishICE #CloseTheCamps #NeverAgainIsNow
There's no reforms, there's no change, we're here to shut it down. We're here to close the whole system.

#NeverAgainIsNow #CloseTheCamps
Activists have been doing this work for 5 years. They created a PR nightmare for ICE, who had to change the name of their local concentration camp.

It's working.
But we need to keep showing up.

#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE #ChingaLaMigra
Don't take babies from their family.

Don't take family from their babies.

#CloseTheCamps #KeepFamiliesTogether
What happens when we let fear, apathy, or political discomfort keep us from showing up?

We are hearing from an attorney who defends people being terrorized by this administration.

"ICE is an infestation. But they will not prevail."

#AbolishICE #CloseTheCamps
Martin Selig, the owner of this building that hosts ICE in Seattle, is a Jewish immigrant.

We are calling on him to stand with his community and #EvictICE

The hate from the White House has not only resulted in bodies on the ground.

Yesterday, children and families of over 680 people who were taken by ICE were left with an empty home.

For the undocumented community, this is our greatest nightmare.

#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE
If the news had not changed your perspective,

If the horrific conditions that children are facing has not changed your heart,

I don't know what will.

Allies - I need you to step up. We need to start organizing in the places they don't think we'll show up.

We blocked both entrances to the ICE office in Seattle.

They left early to avoid having to deal with us.

We'll keep coming back. Whatever it takes to shut this machine down.

#AbolishICE #MeltICE #CloseTheCamps
Jews know in our ancestral memories, in our bones, what this dehumanizing activity can lead to.

And we're saying #NeverAgainIsNow

This song was written by a man who smuggled a piano into a concentration camp, key by key.

"No Guaradaremos El Silencio, Nos Escuchará."

Some of us are here and alive because decades ago people of integrity put their lives on the line.

Where would so many of us be today without people who take risks?

Let us be people who take risks.

During the Holocaust, Nazis commanded that Jews sing and dance to their own execution.

One person sang the above:
"Let's get along, let's reconcile.

Another responded
"We are here. Will outlive them."

This is what our people sang in defiance.

#JewsAgainstICE #NeverAgainIsNow

This song was written with our blood and not with lead.

But our people amidst collapsing barricades, we sang this song with rifles and grenades.

As a Muslim, I say the moral compass in our country is broken.

As an attorney, seeking asylum is an internationally recognized right.

If you ever wondered what you would have done in 1930s Germany or during World War II in our country, today is our test.

It is an amazing time to be alive because never in my lifetime have I felt that we have more power or possibilities to make a difference in our future than we do today.

We cannot fall into despair, which keeps us distant and disorganized.

#JewsAgainstICE #CloseTheCamps
On this day, two days before Tisha B'Av, we hold ALL of the tragedies at once.

The destruction of the temples.
The expelling from Spain.

So many tragedies.
We need to cry

Without feeling all of the tragedies we cannot move forward together.

#JewsAgainstICE #NeverAgainIsNow
We know that the problem extends far beyond Trump's wall.

Our Democratic leaders are complicit.

Companies like @GEOGroup are complicit.

11 million undocumented immigrants are living in fear. How will you step up?


#JewsAgainstICE #NeverAgainIsNow
We're closing out how we started, summoning the strength to keep going, to do whatever it takes to shut down ICE, CBP, and the entire deportation system.

We are #JewsAgainstICE and we will put our bodies on the line to #AbolishICE and #CloseTheCamps.
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