We stand with Gaspar (Official)

$59,621 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,779 people in 27 months
L.A. Times article: http://lat.ms/29AbnfO

There are few moments in life that are a powerful as witnessing folks from all walks of life uniting for social justice. The power of the people is truly awe inspiring!

Since the article went online a few days ago, tho outpuring of support for Gaspar has been tremendous. We could not be more proud of this young man for being such an exemplary student and ambassador for undocumented students; a demographic that is all too often vilified and misrepresented in the media. 

Together with Gaspar, we will be setting up a college/ savings account that will be used for him to advance his education and supplement his income. Although Gaspar wants to continue working, he hopes it can now be on a weekend-only basis so that he can focus full time on his studies and maybe even one of the internships offered to him. He will also be launching a seperate Facebook page for everyone to follow his progress and continue providing him such invaluable moral support. 

Gaspars's work ethic is only rivaled by his generosity. His forgoing of food from the school pantry so that someone that needed it more could be fed is but one of the many examples of his selflessness and moral compass.  At Gaspar's request, 50% of the money raised will go towards assisting some of his classmates at Belmont and Casa Libre get a leg up in order to be able to focus on their studies. This will mean securing representation to address their immediate legal needs and eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), asylum, and other forms of immigration relief. We will also be providing scholarships for recent graduates of Casa Libre (and friends of Gaspar) that have continued on to places like Cal Arts, Humboldt State, San Francisco State, and CSUN. Every dollar pledged will go directly to providing invaluable assistance for our unaccompanied students who are leading by example. 

It really takes a village and we are honored that you have all decided to to become part of ours. Although we do not shy away from taking our message to the streets, we know that another equally powerful tool at our disposal is our example. As our students receive the empowerment and support necessary (for any teenager), we will see more college-bound graduates from this demographic changing the perception of who unaccompanied students are and dispelling the myth that they are somehow predisposed to be cheap manual labor. 

On behalf of Casa Libre, our students, and our entire immigrant community, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you for your generosity and support. One of the biggest hurdles for our students to overcome is the feeling of being completely alone in a city that can be as unforgiving as Los Angeles. Having the entire city, and many others across the nation stand with Gaspar and unaccompanied students like him really helps to recognize and validate their efforts. Mil Gracias y SIJS se puede!

Sincerely, 

Federico Bustamante
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Terrie Byone Moulds
27 months ago

Gaspar, Young man, you've special. What's happening to you right now is not a fluke, it was planned. You're designed for greatness, a leader. Now, continue to stay on course and make your " American " dream come true. We're pulling for you... Blessings..........

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Siri Annette
27 months ago

I am an English teacher from Oregon and this deeply touched my heart. Good luck in all your studies and endeavors, Gaspar, y dios really bendiga!

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Ramus Brigitte
27 months ago

Lo difícil ya lo hiciste Gaspar, ahora mantente firme en tus sueños y lucha hasta alcanzarlos como hasta ahora lo has hecho. ¡No te rindas! Te deseo mucho éxito. Dios te bendiga.

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Katherine Marroquin
27 months ago

God bless you Gaspar. I hope you achieve your dreams. Que dios te bendiga Gaspar His story also touched my heart .

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Yaritza Sandoval
27 months ago
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SIGUE ECHANDOLE GANGS GASPAR! NO LE PONGAS ATTENCION A LOS COMMENTARIOS MALOS, MANDALOS A VER GALAVISION (PA NO DECIR MAS FEO) TU SIGUE ADELANTE! MUCHA SUERTE! DIOS T BENDIGA ESTOY ORANDO POR TI PARA QUE SIGAS AL 100!

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Lisa Tobin
27 months ago
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Buena fortuna y prosperidad!

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Nancy Goldstein
27 months ago
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Mucha suerte Gaspar. Te deseo una vida bonita.

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Wendy DeHart-Manning Sanford
27 months ago
5
5

Completely inspiring to all!

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Maria P. Ruiz
27 months ago
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Mucha sure Gaspar que Dios te bendiga. Siempre para Adelante luchando en busca del ideal! Dios te VA a protejer y bendecir siempre.

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Sandra Aguilar
27 months ago
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Omg Gaspar tu historia me movio mucho ❤️ Sige adelante ancanza tu suenos!!! Si Lo puedes aser

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An-jelly Mer Ka Dough
24 months ago
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For those of you who are reading the subtitles and can't speak Spanish... this young man is very well spoken for his age and amazingly mature. He's worth putting all this effort into.

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Fred Alzner
21 months ago
2
2

Is he a legal US Citizen? If not, send him back and let him come over the legal way. I will not encourage illegal immigration by kids or their parents by making financial donations.

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Andrew Lee
26 months ago
2
2

I have followed your story, and will continue to, you make us all proud! God bless you on your life journey.....

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Kitzia Brown
26 months ago
2
2

It wont let me donate, do you know why?

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Jennifer Portelli-Gupta
27 months ago
2
2

It's great to see money going to an amazing cause! I am also raising money to fund my way to Medical School and would really appreciate it if you can share my GoFundMe page (2c6x9zqn). Thank you! :)

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Sylvia Sanchez
24 months ago
1
1

Gaspar, Your story, strength, and perseverance has touched me tremendously. Hold your head up high and be proud of yourself for the example you give for others. I am rooting and praying for you and all of your friends. Que Dios Lo Bendiga!

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Sophie Cawthorn
19 months ago

Gaspar, ya sé que ahora las cosas están difícil...y hay gente con poder que quisen decir que no mereces las mismas oportunidades por qué de donde veniste. Sos un joven bien inteligente con el poder para cambiar el mundo. Que siempre sepas que este país es para gente como tú y que merces todas las oportunidades del mundo. Que Dios te bendiga.

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Virginia Kobylarz
9 months ago

You'll have to deduct $400 from your total as someone hacked my card today. That is really low.

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Sergio Perez
14 months ago

I always knew there were more people like me. Your way more important than me but I have been through similar things. I must say, it is great to see that a smart and strong working latino has caught the eye Americans. Its normally just the negative.

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Tamara Russette
18 months ago

Illegals. Not entitled to anything in the u.s. make your own way like the rest of us in this country.

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Terrie Byone Moulds
27 months ago

Gaspar, Young man, you've special. What's happening to you right now is not a fluke, it was planned. You're designed for greatness, a leader. Now, continue to stay on course and make your " American " dream come true. We're pulling for you... Blessings..........

+ Read More
Siri Annette
27 months ago

I am an English teacher from Oregon and this deeply touched my heart. Good luck in all your studies and endeavors, Gaspar, y dios really bendiga!

+ Read More
Ramus Brigitte
27 months ago

Lo difícil ya lo hiciste Gaspar, ahora mantente firme en tus sueños y lucha hasta alcanzarlos como hasta ahora lo has hecho. ¡No te rindas! Te deseo mucho éxito. Dios te bendiga.

+ Read More
Katherine Marroquin
27 months ago

God bless you Gaspar. I hope you achieve your dreams. Que dios te bendiga Gaspar His story also touched my heart .

+ Read More
Yaritza Sandoval
27 months ago
6
6

SIGUE ECHANDOLE GANGS GASPAR! NO LE PONGAS ATTENCION A LOS COMMENTARIOS MALOS, MANDALOS A VER GALAVISION (PA NO DECIR MAS FEO) TU SIGUE ADELANTE! MUCHA SUERTE! DIOS T BENDIGA ESTOY ORANDO POR TI PARA QUE SIGAS AL 100!

+ Read More
Lisa Tobin
27 months ago
6
6

Buena fortuna y prosperidad!

+ Read More
Nancy Goldstein
27 months ago
5
5

Mucha suerte Gaspar. Te deseo una vida bonita.

+ Read More
Wendy DeHart-Manning Sanford
27 months ago
5
5

Completely inspiring to all!

+ Read More
Maria P. Ruiz
27 months ago
5
5

Mucha sure Gaspar que Dios te bendiga. Siempre para Adelante luchando en busca del ideal! Dios te VA a protejer y bendecir siempre.

+ Read More
Sandra Aguilar
27 months ago
4
4

Omg Gaspar tu historia me movio mucho ❤️ Sige adelante ancanza tu suenos!!! Si Lo puedes aser

+ Read More
An-jelly Mer Ka Dough
24 months ago
3
3

For those of you who are reading the subtitles and can't speak Spanish... this young man is very well spoken for his age and amazingly mature. He's worth putting all this effort into.

+ Read More
Fred Alzner
21 months ago
2
2

Is he a legal US Citizen? If not, send him back and let him come over the legal way. I will not encourage illegal immigration by kids or their parents by making financial donations.

+ Read More
Andrew Lee
26 months ago
2
2

I have followed your story, and will continue to, you make us all proud! God bless you on your life journey.....

+ Read More
Kitzia Brown
26 months ago
2
2

It wont let me donate, do you know why?

+ Read More
Jennifer Portelli-Gupta
27 months ago
2
2

It's great to see money going to an amazing cause! I am also raising money to fund my way to Medical School and would really appreciate it if you can share my GoFundMe page (2c6x9zqn). Thank you! :)

+ Read More
Sylvia Sanchez
24 months ago
1
1

Gaspar, Your story, strength, and perseverance has touched me tremendously. Hold your head up high and be proud of yourself for the example you give for others. I am rooting and praying for you and all of your friends. Que Dios Lo Bendiga!

+ Read More
Sophie Cawthorn
19 months ago

Gaspar, ya sé que ahora las cosas están difícil...y hay gente con poder que quisen decir que no mereces las mismas oportunidades por qué de donde veniste. Sos un joven bien inteligente con el poder para cambiar el mundo. Que siempre sepas que este país es para gente como tú y que merces todas las oportunidades del mundo. Que Dios te bendiga.

+ Read More
Virginia Kobylarz
9 months ago

You'll have to deduct $400 from your total as someone hacked my card today. That is really low.

+ Read More
Sergio Perez
14 months ago

I always knew there were more people like me. Your way more important than me but I have been through similar things. I must say, it is great to see that a smart and strong working latino has caught the eye Americans. Its normally just the negative.

+ Read More
Tamara Russette
18 months ago

Illegals. Not entitled to anything in the u.s. make your own way like the rest of us in this country.

+ Read More
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