Another Immigrant Bonded Out
With your donations we have bonded out the 21st immigrant to apply for assistance from the Immigrant Freedom Fund. Dhi Good, Irene Thomas and Kathy Hartman are the heroes who formed a relay team to get the bond to GEO for this young man. His talented lawyer, Laura Lunn of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), persuaded the judge to set his bond at the lowest point allowed, $1500.
This 26-year-old man is originally from Mexico and has been incarcerated in immigrant jail since Sept. 2018. That’s too long. Any time in immigrant jail is too long.
The Immigrant Freedom Fund needs volunteers to act as obligors. The obligor is the person who delivers the bond in money orders or cashiers checks to GEO jail in Aurora. Until we open the Immigrant Freedom Fund bank account in Aurora, there is no way for us to transfer bond money electronically to obligors in Aurora and Denver. Our fiscal sponsor, the Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Loveland is working on providing all the documents required by the bank to open the account as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Meanwhile, if you can assist us in the driving between Loveland and Aurora and in acting as obligor, which takes around two hours, please respond to this email.
And let us know if you are available to sign onto our new account in Aurora once we have it. We need volunteers in Aurora who can access the account to procure the cashiers checks and get them to those who act as obligors.
As Always, Donations Needed
We are coming to the bottom of our bank account right now in spite of a steady, lovely trickle of donations coming in through our website. Please donate what you can at www.immigrantfreedomfund.org or send a check to Immigrant Freedom Fund, 745 East 5th St., Loveland, CO 80538.
With hope for the future,