Recent changes to our country's asylum laws–including refusals to release asylum seekers from incarceration, stripping immigration judges of independent decision-making, and failure to review each case on its own unique merits–are drastically reducing the chances that women like Soledad will be granted asylum in the U.S. The result is that many women are being sent back to their countries where they face death sentences. This timely story highlights the challenges of the U.S. asylum system and the importance of legal representation to this highly vulnerable population.
Soledad currently resides in another state. Lisa, Shefali and Rosie Ibarra Lopez, an undergraduate law student who was instrumental in the case as a linguistic and cultural interpreter, plan to travel there in November 2018 to film Soledad's story. Additional filming of the team who made Soledad's freedom possible will take place in Tucson. The film will be edited and released in winter of 2019.
Be a part of this important human rights project by donating for the travel required to film Soledad's story. Those donating $500 or more will receive an executive producer credit; everyone else will be listed in the end credits. We are enormously grateful for your support!
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