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Help the Alabaster raid victims!

$5,897 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 105 people in 4 months
Created July 4, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Luciano Aguirre
These kids were torn away from their fathers by ICE. Help us stop family separations right here in Alabama!

The racist and vicious policies of the current government seek to further criminalize hard working immigrants in Alabama. Adelante Alabama Worker Center, the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) and the Hispanic Interest of Alabama (¡HICA!) are working together, directly with affected people, to fight back against this wing of white supremacy.  

Early in the morning on June 28, dozens of Latino immigrant workers gathered at a popular gas station in Alabaster, Alabama to meet up with their crews and eat breakfast before heading off to a long, hard day of work at construction, roofing, and painting job sites all over the Birmingham area. Suddenly, ICE agents in unmarked vehicles began stopping work vans and asking workers for their papers. They cuffed and arrested multiple workers. At least five of the workers are still detained in remote jails and for-profit detention centers in Louisiana.

These workers were torn away from their families, many of whom have lived in Alabama for many years. They were the primary breadwinners for their spouses and young children, who are now struggling to get by without their partners and fathers. Some have children with serious medical conditions that require extensive care. Local immigrants' rights organizations are working to secure legal representation and other support for the workers and their families, and seek their immediate release on bond. Please donate $5, $50, or $500 - whatever you can to help reunite these families by contributing toward the cost of immigration bonds (which often exceed $10,000) and providing for the families' emergency needs (food, bills, and other necessities) while they are separated. Every cent donated will go directly to the Alabaster raid victims and their families.

In the interest of transparency, the funds for this campaign will go to one of the affected people, Luciano Aguirre, and he will make sure that the funds are distributed to the affected families. We are withholding the names of other people affected to protect their safety and privacy. 

Estos niños fueron separados de sus padres por ICE. ¡Ayúdanos a parar la separación de familias aquí mismo en Alabama!

En la madrugada del 28 de junio, docenas de trabajadores inmigrantes latinos se reunieron en una gasolinera en Alabaster, Alabama para reunirse con sus equipos de trabajo y desayunar antes de irse a un largo y duro día de trabajo en la construcción, techado y pintura en sitios de trabajo en toda el área de Birmingham. De repente, agentes de ICE en vehículos civiles comenzaron a detener las camionetas de trabajo y pedir a los trabajadores sus papeles. Ellos esposaron y arrestaron a varios trabajadores. Al menos cinco de los trabajadores siguen detenidos en cárceles remotas y centros de detención privados en Luisiana.

Estos trabajadores fueron separados de sus familias, muchos de los cuales han vivido en Alabama durante muchos años. Ellos son los sostenes principales de sus parejas e hijos pequeños, que ahora luchan por sobrevivir sin sus esposos y padres. Algunos tienen niños con enfermedades graves que requieren una atención extensa. Organizaciones locales de derechos de los inmigrantes están trabajando para conseguir representación legal y otros tipos de apoyo para los trabajadores y sus familias, y para pedir su liberación inmediata bajo fianza. Por favor done $5, $50 o $500 - lo que pueda para ayudar a reunir a estas familias, contribuyendo al costo de las fianzas de inmigración (que frecuentemente exceden los $ 10,000) y cubriendo las necesidades de emergencia de las familias (alimentos, biles y otras necesidades) mientras están separadas. Cada centavo donado irá directamente a las víctimas de la redada de Alabaster y sus familias.
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Dear Donors,
Thank you so much for contributing to the families affected by the Alabaster Raids.
We can happily share with you that two of our detained friends have been released and are back at home with their families because they have been offered bond! They had to pay many thousands of dollars as ransom to ICE for their freedom while they await their court date.
Your donation will go DIRECTLY to the affected families.
The families affected have decided that the funds be distributed 5 ways equally amongst the affected men.
Sadly, some of our friends have been deported and some may never return.
We will still ensure that they receive the donated funds so that they can begin to rebuild the pieces of their uprooted lives.
We are so grateful for your support during our community's time of need.
Rest assured that we will keep you informed of any developments regarding these funds if any changes are made.
With thus update we conclude this fundraising campaign.
Adelante Alabama, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice will continue to work hard to defend our immigrant community against this oppressive force.

We are Resilient and Strong. We will never give up.

If you have any questions or would like to send letters of support to the families. Please contact Luis at luis@adelantealabama.org .
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Hi Friends.
Some of the affected Families are now going through a difficult financial time because the main income earner is detained. Money is running out.
This is the consequence of detention and family separation.
Your donation will go directly toward immigration bond, food, and shelter.
We are still a long way from achieving our goal. Lets keep the momentum going! Reach out to your extended networks. - Thank you

Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM), Adelante Alabama Worker Center, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ), and Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)
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Raised by 105 people in 4 months
Created July 4, 2018
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