Help Marius stay, fight for, and win asylum in USA

Marius is a Togolese asylum-seeker, who has recently moved to Lowell to fight for asylum in the Boston federal immigration courts. Marius comes from a family of political dissidents fighting for greater democracy, and was forced to flee his country after his parents were murdered by the government. He has been threatened everywhere he's tried to rebuild his life, and last year decided to journey across South and North America to seek asylum in the United States. Marius’ resilience and faith are inspiring.  Despite everything he has been through, Marius remains hopeful that he can now find a permanent home right here in the United States.

But Marius cannot do it alone. The Merrimack Valley Interfaith Sanctuary Network is providing housing for him, but he also needs funds for legal, medical and living expenses. This fundraiser has a target goal of $12,000 to cover the first 6 months of Marius’ stay (at which point he hopes to receive a work permit), with the full knowledge that he may very well need additional time and financial resources to win permanent residence in the USA.

Please donate as generously as you can, to help this incredible human remain here and make a life for himself in the peace and safety each human deserves.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Vera Broekhuysen 
Organizer
North Andover, MA
Johnhenry Ibegbulem 
Beneficiary
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