The Immigrant Freedom Fund bonded out another asylum seeker from Honduras. He is a nineteen-year-old man who will now join his brother and his family in the southeast United States. Several family members of his were killed by gang members for refusing to join the gang. His sister-in-law reported that gang violence in their small town was worse than in the cities because the gangs control everything there.
(Earlier we reported that we had bonded out six people, but we meant to say that we had bonded out the tenth person.)
Successful Fund Raiser
Thank you, Dana Miller, for launching a fundraiser for the Immigrant Freedom Fund on Facebook. We have received over $19,000 from that effort directly and more through our website from people who heard of us on Facebook.
The need continues…
We will never have enough funds to cover all of those in detention who cannot afford the outrageous bond amounts being set by immigration courts. Please donate what you can when you can and let others know about this project. Your donations are providing hope for immigrants, their families and their communities.
With your donations the Immigrant Freedom Fund has bonded out our tenth person from immigrant jail! He is a young man from Honduras who has a rare autoimmune disease that caused him to have a bleeding rash that wasn’t cared for properly while he was detained. He has joined his community in the Midwest to get the care he needs while his case is pending.
None of the people who have been bonded out by the Immigrant Freedom Fund has had a chance to resolve their case. That means that we haven’t been able to petition ICE to return the funds you have so generously donated. In fact it may be another year and a half to two years before we see that money again. Please donate whenever you can and encourage those you know to help us free people from the horrors of immigrant jail in Aurora. Donations and applications for funds are both accepted at www.immigrantfreedomfund.org
Benefit for Immigrant Freedom Fund in Denver
The Party for Socialism and Liberation has organized a benefit on behalf of the Immigrant Freedom Fund this Sat. Aug.3 at the Goosetown Tavern, 3242 East Colfax Ave. in Denver.
21+. Doors at 8:30, bands begin at 9. $10 suggested donation
- Los Mocochetes (Xichan@ funk)
- Hangman’s Hymnal (devilgrass/doom country)
- Giardia (jazz metal)
- PostNihilist (post metal)
- Techno Allah (electronic trap)
- Flesh Buzzard (harsh noise)
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