More than $13K raised for Montana man who quit job over work on ICE subpoena
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A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $13,000 for a Montana man who quit his state government job after being asked to process a subpoena for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Last week, Jordon Dyrdahl-Roberts tweeted that he had quit his job at the Montana Department of Labor and Industry after being asked to respond to ICE subpoenas for Montana workers as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Dyrdahl-Roberts had raised more than $13,000 as of Tuesday.

Dyrdahl-Roberts tweeted after his resignation that he was quitting the job because “I want to be able to look my child in [the] eye.”

Dyrdahl-Roberts told HuffPost that he was “deeply humbled” by the crowdfunding campaign.


“I’ve had Dreamers reach out and say thank you,” he said. “One person told me their grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and if someone hadn’t made a choice like mine, they wouldn’t have survived. I wept.”

The crowdfunding campaign for Dyrdahl-Roberts was started by Juli Briskman, a former government contractor who was fired from her job after flipping off President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation MORE’s motorcade in November.

Briskman was the beneficiary of a GoFundMe campaign following her firing and told HuffPost she began the campaign for Dyrdahl-Roberts because she thought he was “brave.”

“Jordon stood his ground and said 'I’m not going do this.' He resigned his job. He did it at a risk to his family, perhaps his career. I thought, ‘This guy is taking a stand and someone needs to support him,’” she told the outlet. “People called me brave, but I think he is way more brave than me.”

Dyrdahl-Roberts's resignation comes amid an immigration crackdown by the Trump administration. Immigration groups sued ICE earlier this month for allegedly targeting immigration activists, and top officials have threatened to pull federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities if they continue to not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.