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This page will be continuously updated as more information about the Executive Orders and community responses becomes available. Please send information about local actions to to be included in this page.

On January 26, President Trump signed two Executive Orders cracking down on immigrants. The orders pave the way for draconian policing of immigrants, including a return to “Secure Communities”, detaining people who are caught crossing the border, punishing sanctuary cities, and building a wall between the United States and Mexico. Read the orders: Border Security & Immigration Enforcement and Enhancing Security in the Interior of the United States.

Protests are continuing around the country…


DC: Call in on Jan. 25;  Rally and Vigil at White House Jan 25 4 pm vigil, 5 pm rally, Rally on Jan. 26 4:30 – 6 pm

Durham, NC: Press Conference & Rally Jan 27 10:30 – Noon

New Haven, CT: Rally at City Hall, 5 – 7 PM

NYC: Rally Jan. 25 in Brooklyn 5- 7 pm; Rally Jan. 25 in Washington Sq. Park 5 pm

Philadelphia: Protests are being planned for January 26, when Trump will be in Philly. At the Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St.: 11 AM and 4 PM. Stay tuned for more details

News Coverage of Protests:

Bay Area Mayors & Activists Denounce Trump Push to Defund Sanctuary Cities, Mercury News

DC, Other Sanctuary Cities Defiant in Face of Trump Threats, Washington Post

Protesters Flood NYC’s Washington Square Park to Oppose Muslim Ban, Huffington Post

Immigrants, advocates vow to fight Trump orders on wall, sanctuary cities, Chicago Tribune

Faith groups across the country condemn Trump’s ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries, ThinkProgress


What Trump’s Executive Orders Mean for Cities, CityLab

Trump to Order Mexican Border Wall and Curtail Immigration, New York Times

Trump Expected to Order Temporary Ban on Refugees, Reuters

Draft of Executive Order on CIA Black Sites and Interrogation, and Gitmo Washington Post