Bringing Betha Home

$15,168 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 12 months
UPDATE:
We are so incredibly grateful for your prayers and generosity.  The finish line is in sight, but we need a bit more help to reach it.  We currently have a balance with Betha's legal team of over $6,000.  We are also waiting to hear how much her bail will be.  Will you help?  Below you will see a report of how we have spent the money so far.  To make a donation please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/bringingbethahome

Paid So Far:
Petition for Stay of Removal (Denied)
Emergency Stay of Removal (Granted)
Credible Fear Evidence
Expert Witness Report
Expert Witness Report Translation
Evidence Translation
Petition to Reopen Case
Petition for Bond Hearing
Miscellaneous Legal Fees
GoFundMe Fees
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$13, 763

Outstanding Balance:
$6,360
Bond (TBD)


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My name is Lim Lathem. I live in Ball Ground, Ga, and I'm a US citizen. I'm raising funds to help cover my sister's immigration attorney's fees and immigration applications fees. I'm directly working with the attorneys (read: paying them from personal accounts) and will withdraw the funds through a Chase bank account.
The story:
My sister, Bethasby, is a Venezuelan citizen who came to the US in hope of a better life. She has been working with immigration, complying with their regulations to report to them every year, and any time she made a change of address. Unfortunately, and unbeknown to her, the law changed 2 months ago. She was arrested last week as she went to report her new address change. She was then detained and was told she was being deported to Venezuela. As of June 7th, she's in the custody of ICE. We are working tirelessly to get her out and stop the deportation order. She simply cannot be returned to Venezuela without being afraid for her life, because of her opposition to the Venezuelan regime. But we need your help.
We refuse to allow legal fees to be what decides her fate. We need at least $12,000 to cover her legal fees. The only thing we know to do is pray, sell what we can and ask for help. Will you help? Will you make a financial gift to help save Betha? Will you commit $20.00 or $100.00 or $1,000.00?
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We are so incredibly grateful for your prayers and generosity.  The finish line is in sight, but we need a bit more help to reach it.  We currently have a balance with Betha's legal team of over $6,000.  We are also waiting to hear how much her bail will be.  Will you help?  Below you will see a report of how we have spent the money so far.  To make a donation please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/bringingbethahome

Paid So Far:
Petition for Stay of Removal (Denied)
Emergency Stay of Removal (Granted)
Credible Fear Evidence
Expert Witness Report
Expert Witness Report Translation
Evidence Translation
Petition to Reopen Case
Petition for Bond Hearing
Miscellaneous Legal Fees
GoFundMe Fees
____________________________
$13, 763

Outstanding Balance:
$6,360
Bond (TBD)

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Update: June 21 The court has granted an emergency stay of removal. This means she cannot be deported until they make a decision on her case. THIS DOES NOT MEAN SHE IS FREE. It simply means she has a little more time. Please keep praying.



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Update: June 16 - We have just learned there is a possibility that Betha will be granted bail, while this is great news, it means the amount of money that we need has been increased. We've been told bail will be at least $10,000. The money we have raised so far is intended to cover legal fees only. So please help us pray, and continue to share. God bless! -Lim

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$15,168 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 12 months
Created June 5, 2017
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