Here are ways to support the 680 immigrant food workers who were detained in the ICE raids in Mississippi on August 7.
- Donate to the UFCW Local 1529 Strike and Emergency Fund. The union represents workers at 2 of the plants where the ICE raids took place. The local’s fund is providing workers with financial support to pay for rent, food, and other basic needs. Send a check to UFCW Local 1529 Strike and Emergency Fund, Memo: MS Raids, UFCW Local 1529, 8205 Macon Road, Cordova, TN 38018.
- Volunteer your time and skills. The Southeast Immigrant Rights Network is coordinating solidarity on the ground in Mississippi.They’re looking for people and groups to volunteer in various ways, including from afar, especially if you speak Spanish or indigenous languages, as well as people who can travel to Mississippi. Click here to fill out the form letting them know how you can help.
- Provide legal assistance. If you’re an attorney and may be able to help, the Mississippi Center for Justice wants to hear from you. Click here to fill out their form.
- Join a local immigrant rights group / support a local immigrant workers center in your area and participate in local protests against ICE.