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Given that there is every reason to think that the bad guys are taking names, this is not slacktivism. But please consider it a first step.
As a second I recommend, if you are academic, going to your International Students Association and getting involved helping students and faculty impacted by Trump's diktat. If you are or are not an academic I recommend going to your local Islamic Center and/or Interfaith Organization and getting involved. I guarantee you that, minimally, they are involved in all sorts of local charities and will be excited to have you help out. It's one tangible way to stand with our Muslim sisters and brothers.
Since there is every reason to think that the horrors will mount, there will be third, fourth, and fifth steps that we will all be called on to take. When historians ask what we did, we damned well better have something to say. Perhaps, if enough of us are in that position, the historians will be telling a story with a happy ending.