CHEYENNE – As the number of immigrant arrests and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to rise, the Wyoming Rapid Response Network is seeking additional volunteers to respond and document ICE and law enforcement activity, to help families and individuals understand their rights and to connect families with immigration attorneys.
The Wyoming Rapid Response Network and the ACLU of Wyoming will be training new “confirmer” volunteers at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Ave.
Confirmers are dispatched to the site of a possible ICE incident to observe and document what is happening, and to offer guidance to families impacted by detention and deportation proceedings.
The Wyoming Rapid Response Network was formed in August 2018 in response to increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity throughout the state. It is made up of trained volunteers who want immigrants in Wyoming to feel welcome and safe. It was founded by Juntos, an immigration activism group, and supported by the ACLU of Wyoming.
People facing an immediate immigration crisis can contact the Wyoming Rapid Response Network hotline at 1-844-864-8341.