Refugee Mother Needs Help with Attorney Fees

Hello, my name is Nell, and I am organizing this fundraiser to cover attorney’s fees on behalf of Meryem and her two young children who are seeking asylum in the United States. We need your help so that this close-knit family can stay with their loved ones.

Recently, Meryem, the grown daughter of a settled refugee family, and her two young children arrived in America. Until asylum is granted, this young family is at risk of deportation. While safely residing with her children, parents, and siblings, Meryem continues to enlist the services of an attorney to represent them. Her attorney’s fees are beyond the family’s ability to pay.

About the family:
Meryem’s harrowing journey began in Syria when war and civil unrest forced her and her family to flee their country and resettle in Turkey. Just two months ago, to secure her own safety and that of her children, she left Turkey and joined her family in New York State. She made a decision that can best be described as a “mother’s decision,” a decision to protect her two young children. Her case is highly complex and the associated legal fees are substantial.

How the money will be used:
Your donation will cover the full cost of attorney’s fees for the asylum application process and the cost of representation at this young mother’s immigration court proceedings. Any excess funds will be donated to the not-for-profit organization, New York for Syrian Refugees, to directly assist other Syrian refugees with established ties to this organization.

Who we are:
I am a volunteer with the not-for-profit organization New York for Syrian Refugees. Since 2017, I have been a close personal friend of the family and, along with this family, wish to thank you for any financial support you can provide. We send our love in return.

Donations (26)

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  • William Dollard
    • $50 
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  • Amy Metcalfe
    • $25 
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  • Audrey Douglas
    • $50 
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  • Christina Carr
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Bill Quackenbush
    • $250 
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Matt Ball
Albany, NY

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