As mentioned in Laura Sawyer’s (page 1
) article on the travel ban in the United States, ICA is taking action to help members that may need legal counsel or contacts at the port of entry in San Diego. However, many of our members traveling from outside the US will enter through many ports of entry throughout the country.
Using Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail, we are hoping to connect members traveling to the US with members at established ports of entry, like New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Volunteers must be willing to:
Share personal contact info with the attendee
Be at the airport or on-call for the arriving traveler
Vouch for attendee’s entry into the US as a participant at the Annual Conference in San Diego.
Contact ICA staff on behalf of attendee in case of detainment.
Escort attendee to connecting flight if necessary
International Travelers need to be willing to:
Share personal contact info
Share emergency contact info
Provide travel itinerary
ICA suggests members use Twitter, with the hashtags #ica17 and #icasupport, to volunteer your services—or, post that you are looking for an escort upon arrival in the US on the ICA Facebook page. That page currently includes a post whose comment section members can use to do the same. If you’d prefer to do this privately, e-mail John Paul Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org
that you are willing to volunteer or are looking for an escort; ICA will look for matches.