What To Do If ICE Knocks on Your Door By Astrology Sign
With the threat of ICE raids occupying our news feeds, fear has rippled once again through our community. It seems the Trump administration has become adept at leveraging this fear through media channels in order to get their way.
So, what are you to do if ICE comes knocking on your door? Here’s a handy guide, by astrology sign. So each of us can show up using our cosmic superpower.
These rules for dealing with ICE knocking on your door have been adapted from Think Progress and matched by sign. Work together to protect each other. ✊
1. Scorpio: Don’t open the door.
We all know you love to keep your secrets, Scorpio, so do what you do best: don’t open the door. If you hear ICE agents outside the door, remember that they cannot bust your door open and cannot assess the situation unless you invite them in, like vampires. So keep that door shut!
2. Virgo: Ask if they have a warrant.
Virgo! You are so fastidious and detail oriented and I love you so much for it. This is your turn to tap in and remember: ICE cannot enter the house without a warrant. Ask to see the warrant, and make sure it is issued for your address, signed by a judge, and effective within the timeframe that these agents are posted outside your house. Otherwise, it’s a no! Take your time reading the warrant. These are your rights, and you should pay extra attention to all the details Virgo.
3. Sagittarius: Determine what type of warrant they have.
A removal order from ICE is not enough to allow for deportation.
Determine what kind of warrant they have by first asking them to slip it underneath the doorway. Sag, you’re so good at the big picture– make sure this picture lines up with the scenario at hand. If it’s an arrest warrant, only the person who is specified on the warrant needs to step out. ICE can only enter your home if it’s a search warrant, and those are rare. Determine what the right move is, Sag!
4. Aries: Ask for a Lawyer.
Migrants have the right to an attorney. Aries, stand up for yourself & your friends! If ICE tries to enter without a warrant, say, “I do not authorize entry.” Ask for a lawyer if you or your friends are detained. Fight back, legally! You have rights.
5. Taurus: Remain silent.
Taurus, we all know you love to stand your ground and say only what is needed in a tough spot. You are not one to be moved. Now is the time to ground into that power and exercise your right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any questions or give any information.
6. Aquarius: Do not sign anything.
Oh my! Is that what humans call a pen? I’ve never seen one of those before! Aquarius, we all know you love to daydream and leave this realm for far off and better places than this. Now is the time to tap into your weirdo powers of distraction and aloofness. Remember do not sign anything. Pretend you don’t know how to use a pen. Refuse to put your signature on any piece of paper.
7. Pisces: Do not give personal information.
Pisces, your powers for talking about every possible reality and inspiration except what is actually at hand are absolutely needed now! Jump in and entertain us with the latest Deepak Chopra you read, how Steadman is Oprah’s beard and what he must feel about it, and why classic Disney movies should not be remade as live action. Anything, anything at all, except what’s actually personal to you.
Remember, you do not give or hand over any personal information to ICE. No ID cards, no fingerprints, no legal names. Nada. Just “I want a lawyer,” or “did you see that remake of Lion King, tho?”
8. Libra: Ask if you are being arrested.
Libra, your preoccupation with relationships and what is *actually* going on is needed, right now! No, you don’t have to make any decisions, you just need more information 🙂 Ask if you are being arrested. They must answer yes or no, if no: walk away.
9. Gemini: Document Everything.
Gemini, you LOVE information and LOVE knowing *everything* that’s going down. Time to put that skill to good use! Document everything. Use that cell phone to take pictures of every badge number, video tape any arrests, make audio recordings of everything that is said. You need all the information.
10. Cancer: Report the Raid.
No, but actually, call someone who cares. Cancer, it’s time to call your friends. You love to offer a supportive ear to people when they’re in need, and you also know who to call when you’re feeling down. Time to report the raid and call it in. A great reference is the MigraWatch Hotline:
11. Capricorn: Make a plan.
If you or someone you know has been detained by ICE, make a plan with your lawyer. Take care of any personal or work business that may need to be figured out while you or your close one is detained. You can fight this.
12. Leo: Stay Positive.
Even if Trump is using the threat of ICE to get his way in congress, we are a strong and vibrant community that will fight back against injustice. Leo, we need your self-confidence and grace to remember to stay positive. You have plenty of people in your life who care about you. Keep your chin up, you’ve got this.