A Way You Can Help Families at the Border

https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/donate-to-a-mom

If you are disturbed, troubled, bothered, sick, disgusted by the actions that our country is taking regarding asylum-seekers at our southern border, here is an actual, tangible action that you can take that will help.

Immigrant Families Together has been successful in providing the following help to numerous families, and is continuing to do so.

From their website:

“The Gift of Freedom

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To date we have reunited more than 65 families totaling well over $500,000 to give immigrant families the gift of freedom from detention prisons and foster care across the country.

Bonds typically range from $1500 – $30,000 per person. We have freed mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers, adult children.

We also try to find pro bono or  deeply discounted immigration specialists to represent our families in their lengthy and complicated asylum proceedings.

Now that freedom from detention is secured for these families, donations are essential in helping them survive until they are eligible for work permits.

This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Freedom

Gift of Reunification

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In special cases we need to purchase reunification bus and airline tickets when we cannot find donors with miles and it doesn’t fall under the parameters of our partner, Miles4Migrants.

There is also a need to provide transportation to legal and medical appointments when our volunteers cannot assist. 

This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Reunification

The Gift of Rent & Utilities

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Housing and utilities are the most expensive budget item each month outside of the payment of bonds.  The average rent is $1500 per month, plus utilities.

In addition to rent there are also monthly expenses:

  • electricity
  •  heat
  •  water.

Most of our families are not eligible for work permits for nearly a year.  They need stable and safe housing.

Your gift provides just that!

This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Housing

The Gift of Healthy Food

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Each family grocery budget is a minimum of $400 per month. Your gift towards groceries provides nutritious food every day, something families were denied while in detention.

  • We provide assistance to over 65 families each month in one form or another.
  • Occasionally we will have a special food drive for a new family or for holidays.

With this gift you ensure no one goes hungry.
This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Healthy Food

The Gift of Legal Counsel

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Legal counsel is vital to navigate the complicated asylum process. While we do seek pro bono counsel, most immigration attorneys have more than exhausted their budget for giving free counsel.
Your donation also provides the costs associated in obtaining:

  • birth certificates
  • copies of affidavits and other legal documentation required
  • passports

With this gift you give a real chance of a successful asylum case.
This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Legal Counsel

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Please check out their site, read up on their good works, and send some money to help put these families back together.
We’re all human beings on this one tiny rock; we’ve got to take care of each other.  We’re all we’ve got.
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