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Cruz Support Team

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Immigrant Families Together is collaborating with Intercept reporter Debbie Nathan on raising money on behalf of Cruz. Debbie met her while reporting on the family separation crisis. She recently wrote a story that talks about Cruz. You can read it here: https://bit.ly/2OtvM6O

Cruz and her daughter were two of some 4000 parents and children who came to America seeking refugee asylum but were cruelly separated and locked apart from one another. That happened to these two in May.

Cruz had fled to our country to escape a deadly situation, and our government decided she has a credible claim of fear and danger. She was released and is now going through the long process of seeking full asylum. But took 73 days before Cruz got out of detention and was reunited. 

Cruz is a really industrious person but she can't work for at least 5 to 6 months: that's part of the asylum process, and she needs to follow this rule or else she violates the asylum agreement. And, like many kids who went through this ordeal, her daughter is suffering from symptoms of PTSD.

Cruz needs your help to tide her over the next few months. She needs to be able to pay bus fare to get refugee and therapeutic assistance. She needs school clothes for her daughter, who just enrolled in fifth grade. She needs to be able to go to the grocery story to buy good food. Mostly she needs not to worry -- and to heal. 

Can you help welcome this family as they become part of our country and for her and her daughter to heal from the trauma they have endured here?

WHO WE ARE

Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by ICE. We have mobilized to help fanilies following immediate actions, including:

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 all 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.

8. Providing sustaining funds for families undergoing the immigration process.



WHERE WE ARE FROM

We are from across the United States.


HOW WE ARE RELATED TO THE BENEFICIARY

We are not related to Cruz or her attorney by blood. We are a community of concerned parents and citizens who don't support current anti-immigrant policies and want to do our part to support these families throughout the legal immigration process.


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 Cruz.
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