Dad Detained by ICE Help His 3 Kids

UPDATE: On April 29th, 2019, Luis has been granted a bond of $16,000. The family has $5,000 left after legal expenses, so we need $11,000 to reunite this family with their father. Please help make this happen!



I'm working to help a family whose father was taken from them by ICE yesterday morning (October 15th) outside of their home in Ardmore, PA . The father was the main provider for his wife and three kids. Without him, they are left on their own to pay rent, bills, and fund their father's immigration case. Please help me help them by contributing what you can.

Background:



Early yesterday morning, on October 15th, immigration ripped a father away from his three children and wife.

Luis Euceda and his family fled Honduras for a safer and better life for their family. Honduras is now even more unsafe than when their family left, with political strife, extreme poverty, and rioting. 

Luis's three kids have lost their main source of support and will need help fending for themselves. They need help with basic living expenses such as buying food and paying rent and utilities. They may also need to have money in order to talk to their father in detention and for any legal fees.

Help Needed:

The father's case is difficult. We have been told by one lawyer that there is a 99% chance that he will be deported. We are consulting with other lawyers but, even if we are able to get the children's father released, immigration bonds are now very high and would likely be over $10,000. That would be in addition to legal fees.

The shortest possible detention for the father, if they do not expedite his removal from the country, would be two months. It is very likely that his detention could be much longer than this if we fight his case, as much as 6 months or a year.

I've secured homes for them to stay in once the month is over if they cannot pay rent (currently $1,300 a month), but each home can only take one or two of the children. The children really want to stay together and not be separated even further.

The kids serve as caretakers for the mother and worry about being separated from her.

Contribution: 

We are working to see what can be done to help reunite this father with his children, but in the meantime his wife and children need to survive without their husband and father. 

No child should be left to fend for themselves without a parent in this way. In just a brief moment, as their father was walking out the door, their lives were completely turned upside down and a million new responsibilities have been thrown on them. Let’s help them while they do whatever can be done to keep their family together.

Where your Help Is Going:

All funds contributed to this campaign will be used to pay for the family's immediate needs, including the following:

1.) Legal fees
2.) Rent
3.) Heat and Electricity
4.) Food
5.) Phone Calls for the Family with their father in detention

I will withdraw the money contributed and either 1.) Pay these bills directly or 2.) Deliver the money directly to the family.

Since the children do not have a bank account, I have been making the payments for them for their legal fees.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $2,000 
    • 14 mos
  • Candy Berlin 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Jane Kamp 
    • $75 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 15 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Lillie Estelle 
Organizer
Raised $1,721 from 22 donations
Haverford, PA
Genesis Nohemy Euceda 
Team member
Raised $350 from 3 donations
Moisés Euceda 
Team member
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