Operate a volunteer, 24/7 hotline to get word of ICE/Border Patrol activity in Jefferson County
Witness and document ICE/BP actions; help ensure immigrants’ rights are respected
Provide accompaniment and support during and after immigration operations to detainees and family members
Who can call this line:
Anyone who sees immigration enforcement activity in Jefferson County can call the hotline.
To contact JCIRA for non-emergency reasons, please call our office message line at 360-232-6070.
When you call the RRT line:
Say what is happening and where. Stay on the line if you can.
Rapid Responder will be sent to the site if at all possible. If you can wait for them, great!
Your name/contact info is helpful, especially if you don’t wait for the RRT. But this is not required.
Safety first! Observe carefully and take photos/video if you can. It’s your right!
Don’t interfere with an arrest.
When the Rapid Responders arrive we will
Assess the situation and will make every effort to provide help. Each situation is different.
Talk with you if you are willing and if you identify yourself as the caller. Look for yellow “JCIRA Observer” hats, and/or yellow vests, or individuals wearing JCIRA buttons.
Depending on the incident we may
Provide information on immigrants’ rights and observe whether rights are respected.
Document the enforcement in the hope that it will support any resulting immigration case.
After the incident we will
Connect immigrants with low cost legal services. We want to make sure no community member has to go through this on their own.
Offer moral support and accompaniment to any affected family members.
Would you make a good member of the Rapid Response Team? Please note that the RRT is operated by volunteers, most of whom are located in the Port Townsend area. We need volunteers from other parts of Jefferson County who are willing to be trained as Rapid Responders so that we can respond to incidents in a wider area, while the incident is taking place. Dispatchers should speak at least some Spanish. Rapid Responders, those who go out to document and help at an event, are not required to speak Spanish or other languages besides English; however, any additional language may be helpful. Please email jciraWA@gmail.com or call 360-232-6070 to get involved!