Here's a very sad short video of Tayler's first telephone call with his dad after they were separated by ICE:
The forced separation caused Tayler to suffer extreme trauma, agony, and anguish. Luckily, attorneys with the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law agreed to represent Manolo and Taylor pro bono. Ten days later they were able to win Tayler's release and reunification with his father.
After the incredibly traumatic experience of being separated from each other, Manolo and Tayler were barely surviving, living in a converted garage. This past weekend their home caught on fire and destroyed everything they owned, their clothes, Tayler’s toys, and their few other possessions, including their immigration documents. Manolo was sent to the hospital as he sustained burns while trying to extinguish the fire. They now find themselves homeless and with no belongings while they wait to find out if they will be granted asylum in this country.
We're organizing this fundraiser to cover basic expenses for Manolo and his son as they recover from this horrific accident. All donations will be given directly to Manolo so he and his son can have a roof over their heads and keep themselves above water.
If you can't afford to donate please consider sharing on social media. Many thanks for your support!
- Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law