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Lilian Support Team - MOM #5

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SUPPORT FOR LILIAN- - MOM #5

Immigrant Families Together ( www.immigrantfamiliestogether.com) is a movement to help reunite detained parents with their children. With grassroots effort and community donations, we have successfully bonded out Yeni Gonzalez and she's held her kids again (  https://nyti.ms/2lRD7jy)-- there is a long line of moms waiting to do the same. Lilian is the 5th mother we are helping, and is currently detained at an ICE facility in Arizona. Her bond is currently set at $25,000. Her child has been transferred to another state. Any funds raised beyond the $50,000 goal (amount for transportation and associated costs for reunification, and sustaining the family while they work through the legal process, and Lilian can’t legally provide for her family for at least 5 months without risking deportation) will be used to reunite other families.

Lilian CAN be reunited with her child and we're determined to help her, working in conjunction with her attorney, to reunite them.//

El grupo de Familias Inmigrantes Unidas ( www.immigrantfamiliestogether.com) es un movimiento que ayuda a reunir a los padres que han sido separados de sus hijos bajo la politica de cero tolerancia. Con ayuda de la comunidad y sus donaciones, hemos podido ayudar a pagar la fianza de Yeni Gonzalez y gracias a esto Yeni a vuelto a ver y abrazar a sus hijos de nuevo ( https://nyti.ms/2IRD7jy).  Desafortunadamente hay una larga fila de padres en su misma situacion esperando reunirse con sus hijos.   Lilian es nuestra 5ta mama que estamos tratando de ayudar.  En este momento Lilian se encuentra detenida en un centro de detencion inmigratoria en Eloy Arizona.  Su fianza es de $25,000 dlls.    Su hijo ha sido transferido a otro estado. 

Lilian PUEDE ser reunida con su hijo si todos ayudamos, trabajando en conjunto con su abogado.

WHO WE ARE
Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy. We have mobilized to help parents currently detained through the following immediate actions:

1. Raising of bond funds through coordinated crowdfunding and individual giving in order to post bond for parents separated from their children at the US/Mexico Border. 

2. Paying bonds and providing or coordinating pro bono legal representation to fulfill legal responsibilities while awaiting trial so that they may be with their children. 

3. Arranging safe transportation from state of detention to the city where children are currently in foster care. 

4. When needed, finding long-term housing in the destination city while they await trial. 

5. Connecting parents in cities with resources in order to sustain them during the process of being unified with their children. 

6. Working with local organizations and government to expedite the process of achieving full custody of their children while they await trial.  

7. We are creating a toolkit to allow other concerned citizens to replicate our model in order to help bring parents back to their children across the country as quickly as possible.//

QUIENES SOMOS

El grupo de Familias Inmigrantes Unidas es un grupo de ciudadanos determinados a reunir en una manera rapida aquellas familias que fueron separadas por la politica de cero tolerancia.  Nos hemos mobilizado para ayudar a los padres de las siguientes maneras:

 

1.     Reuniendo fondos con donaciones para pagar sus fianzas.

2.    Pagar fianza, y proveer asesoría legal para cumplir con todos los requisitos legales necesarios mientras esperan ser reunidos con su hijos.

3.    Organizamos el transporte desde el centro de detención a el estado donde se encuentran sus hijos.

4.    Cuando necesario, buscamos alojamiento para los padres mientras esperan su juicio legal.

5.    Conectamos a los padres con recursos locales que puedan ayudarlos a sustentarlos mientras esperan el ser reunidos con sus hijos.

6.    Trabajamos con organizaciones locales y gubernamentales que puedan ayudar a expeditar el proceso de custodia mientras esperan su juicio.

7.    En este momento estamos realizando un modelo de trabajo para que otros ciudadanos puedan replicarlo y ayudar a otros padres ser reunidos con sus hijos.

WHERE WE ARE FROM
Across the United States//
 

DE DONDE SOMOS
Nos encontramos en varios estados de los Estados Unidos.

HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED
We will be paying Lilian’s expenses related to her release transport from Arizona to the state where her child is, and paying for her accommodations, food, cell phone, and other expenses, as well as providing her with support to attend appointments and reunite with her family.//

COMO SERAN USADOS LOS FONDOS REUNIDOS.
Se utilizaran para pagar todos los gastos necesarios para pagar la fianza, el transporte, alojamiento, comida, telefono cellular y otros gastos basicos.  Ademas de ayudar economicamente cuando sea reunida con sus hijos.

HOW WE ARE RELATED TO THE BENEFICIARY
We are not related to Lilian or her attorney by blood. We are a community of concerned parents and citizens who don't support the current separation policy and want to do our part to reunify Lilian with her child.//

CUAL ES NUESTRA RELACION CON LA BENEFICIADA
No tenemos relacion de sangre con Lilian o con su abogado.  Somos una comunidad de padres preocupados que no apoyamos la poliza de separar familias al cruzar la frontera.

HOW WILL WE BE HANDLING THE FUNDS
We will withdraw all donated funds to Julie, the leader/organizer/founder of Immigrant Families Together. They will then be transferred to her attorney or Lilian. Expenses to be paid include: Expenses related to release, transportation from Eloy, Arizona, lodging, food, local transportation, cell-phone, and other expenses Lilian may incur as part of her reunification, including but not limited to costs of preparing for her court appearances (copies of documents, etc).//

COMO MANEJAREMOS LOS FONDOS RECAUDADOS

Los fondos seran retirados por la fundadora de Familias Inmigrantes Reunidas Julie Schwietert Collazo.  Los fondos seran transferidos a el abogado de Lilian.  Los gastos a pagar incluyen: gastos relacionados a su liberacion, transporte de Eloy Az, alojamiento, alimiento, transporte local, celular y otros gastos necesarios para la reunion de Lilian con sus hijos.  Ademas de pagar gastos legales para la preparacion de su caso ante el juez.
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Due to your incredibly generous donations, we are no longer taking donations for this family. But there are many other families in need - if you would like to donate (or encourage others to!) please direct funds to our other families in need, or our general fund. For those who wish to volunteer, please go to https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/how-you-can-help. If you or someone you know needs our assistance, please go to https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/ayudas
Thank you, again, for your generous donations and contributing to changing this family’s life.

With love and light,
Immigrants Families Together
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Dear Generous Donors,

On some rare occasions, there is nothing better than being wrong. This is one of them. We’re beyond thrilled to report that Lilian DOES have custody of her son, as of today! After not knowing his whereabouts since May, she not only got to hold him today, but got to take him home. For the first time in months, she will go to sleep not only knowing where he is, but under the same roof. There are not words that express enough gratitude to you all, and the magnitude of what you’ve done for this family can’t be overstated - an enormous, deep, and resounding thanks to every one of you.

With love and light,
Team Lilian — and Immigrant Families Together
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Dear Generous Donors,

Due to your support, generosity, and open hearts, today Lilian saw her son for the first time since May. He is now in foster care so Lilian has not regained full custody yet, but considering that a few days ago she didn’t even know where we was, the fact that he was in her arms today is nothing short of a miracle. You can read more about their story (and see video of their reunion) at the link below, but just know that you did this. In the future, whenever you encounter darkness in the world or begin to doubt the good in humanity, think back to the beautiful thing you’ve done for this family, as a reminder of the mountains we can move if we work together, and with love. Thank you all so very, very much.
https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2018/07/15/immigrant-mother-and-son-reunited-corpus-christi-after-months-apart-family-separations/786541002/
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Dear Generous Donors--

Lilian was bonded out today! This means she will be en route to her family shortly. We are thrilled.

Remember-- this is just the beginning. We have more and more families waiting for our help. Our joy-- at positive change-- and our rage-- at the fact that this is happening in the first place, and all the ugly complications for these families that have ensued-- continue to flow.

Please keep spreading the word-- the road to reunification is long.
https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/

With heart & gratitude,
Team Lilian-- & Immigrant Families Together
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