The immigration executive order has left many people powerless, wondering: “what can I do to help?” Although it seems almost impossible to make a difference at an incredibly tumultuous time in American history, there are a few actions that can be taken to show support and solidarity with the many innocent people that are being exiled from America, whether you have money or simply even time to spare.
Sarah Friedmann offers 13 ways to demonstrate solidarity and concern for the many effected by this order, many of which can be done in five minutes or less. Of the more accessible, Friedmann offers the idea of calling representatives in the federal government to voice concern for the order and the effect that it has had, or simply sharing an informative post to your Facebook feed.
For those looking to be more hands on in their support, Friedmann suggests offering up legal or language skills to do pro-bono work when dealing with immigration police or in court. Additionally, the idea of bringing necessities to the lawyers and translators at airports to give to their clients can be useful in getting them things like toothbrushes and clean clothes