Free Benjamin

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On Sunday, August 26th, long-time resident of Washington, DC, Benjamin, was arrested by the DC Metropolitan Police Department and turned over to Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE). This goes directly against DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's promises that the DC police do not cooperate with ICE, and that DC is a sanctuary city. Benjamin is currently being held hours away from home in an ICE detention center in Virginia.

Benjamin is a well-known figure in the area Latin dance community, an activist and an amazing and generous friend to many.
This injustice has caused him to lose his job and apartment and puts the life that he has built at risk, but he remains committed to standing up for what is right.

Please support Benjamin and his whole community in lifting up his story and contributing what you can to support his legal fees and to help him get back on his feet when he is released! Free Benjamin!
  • Jake Ratner 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Lisa Guerra 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Robert Orr 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Miguel Amaguana 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ayla Bailey 
Organizer
Washington D.C., DC
Jacob blickja@gmail.com 
Beneficiary
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