Help Ukrainian Refugee Family Resettle & Reunite
These are my Ukrainian friends and family who escaped Chernihiv and Kharkiv. From left to right are Liza's mom (Natali Krasulia), Liza Krasulia, myself (Molly Surazhsky), Liza's sister (Marina Krasulia), and Liza's best friend (also named Liza).
On March 28th, I boarded a flight from Warsaw to Mexico City with 17-year old Liza with permission from her mother, Natali, documented in the form of a notarized letter, to care for Liza and sponsor her in the United States. Natali remains stuck in Poland, where she takes care of my elderly aunt, who has fled Kharkiv and does not have a valid passport, as well as Liza's best friend, who is also without a passport and has no parents left in the world. On March 30th, Liza and I arrived at the Tijuana border, where we intended to cross the border together when we were separated, and Liza was detained by Customs Border Patrol. She is now being transported by ICE to a detention center in New York. I am now faced with the daunting task of relocating Liza to reunite with her and resettle her into a new life in America within the comfort of my home as quickly as possible. This is against the backdrop of an infamously cruel immigration system here in the United States. In addition to this, I must pay for the housing expenses of Natali, my aunt, and Liza's best friend who remain stuck in Warsaw, Poland, where they have yet to receive any support and do not have any funds after fleeing the war in Ukraine. This process will continue until we are all able to reunite, hopefully.
I am now asking for help to cover legal fees, travel, housing expenses, resettlement, and basics like food, medicine, and clothing required to restart life.
To learn more about my family's story please listen to this podcast interview with Yasha Levine and Evgenia Kovda here .
I appreciate everyone's generous support in this trying time.
My 69-year old aunt, Larysa Lozova and I reunited in Warsaw after her harrowing journey from Kharkiv to the Polish border.
From left to right: Liza (now detained by ICE), my mother, Natalia Surazhsky, and myself at Mercado de Coyoacan in Mexico City.
DonationsSee top donations
Become the first supporter
Your donation matters