Graphic Design & Illustration


This is the personal and professional blog of Illustrator and Designer Bryan E. West. Blog focus is on illustration as a business, the artist's journey, freelance, and the online art community. 

I scream, you scream...


I actually had another post ready to go for today, but the recent targeting of the bay area and other sanctuary cities throughout America brought ICE back to mind. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was never something I've liked, but it seems to have gotten even more oppressive under Trump. I really can't(and probably shouldn't) get into how low my opinion is of every single person doing this job, but like I said in a previous post they are cogs in a machine, and this is a systemic problem that is not going to be solved anytime soon. In the meantime, there are organizations that provide support to immigrants that have been arrested, and activists prepared to make things as difficult as possible for ICE to function. If you have information about an ICE raid or witness and ICE raid there is probably a local organization you can call. I have done some research for the Bay Area, but a quick google and you should be able to find what you need.

If you witness an ICE raid or have information about an upcoming raid please call:

San Francisco: (415) 200-1548
Alameda County: (510) 241-4011 (taking Contra Costa calls too)
San Mateo: (203) 666-4472
Santa Clara County: (408) 290-1144
Marin County: (415) 991-4545
North Bay (Sonoma, Solano): (707) 800-4544
Sacramento: (916) 245-6773
Santa Cruz County: (831) 239-4289
Monterey County: (831) 643-5225
Fresno: (559) 206-0151

Google doc link with current info:

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