The company drew attention to the increasingly alarming situation on the south coast of England, where around 4,000 migrants have arrived illegally by boat in 2020 so far.
Having paid off criminal people smugglers, the migrants are given a de facto taxi service by UK border authorities to the mainland and put up in hotels at taxpayer expense.
"Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture. We pulled together a thread for you," tweeted the company.
"People wouldn't make dangerous journeys if they had any other choice. The UK hasn't resettled any refugees since March, but wars and violence continue. What we need is more safe and legal routes," Ben & Jerry's said in a follow up tweet.
That's interesting because last time I checked, France, the country from which the migrants are traveling to England is not currently at war with anyone and doesn't torture refugees.
Broadcaster Andrew Neil shot back by pointing out that Ben & Jerry's is owned by Unilever, a "massive global conglomerate" that has been accused of not paying its taxes.
Author Douglas Murray reminded the company that they should probably pay more attention to the fact that weed killer was found in their ice cream.