UPDATE: How do I get my t-shirt if I've donated $50 or more?
Great question! Due to the high volume of shirts we need to distribute, we are asking all donors within driving distance to pick up their t-shirts at our office: 1213 Mercantile Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507. Please pick up your t-shirt during the following times:
Thursday, August 8th 5-7pm
Friday, August 9th 5-7pm
Saturday, August 10th 10am-12pm
Monday, August 12th 6-8pm
We kindly ask you not to pick-up your shirt during office hours. It would be pretty distracting to have nearly 200 people walking in/out of the door! If you do not live within driving distance of our office, please email email@example.com
to make other arrangements. Thank you!
AND NOW BACK TO OUR NORMAL PROGRAMMING...
We need your help and we need it FAST
! Tens of thousands of immigrants and asylum seekers are being held in horrendous conditions in prison camps across the country. Quality legal defense is the best hope for those facing the threat of deportation. As the asylum process becomes increasingly inhumane and deportation threats mount nationwide, Santa Fe Dreamers Project needs your help in order to build our capacity to provide free legal representation to incoming asylum seekers at Cibola County Correctional Facility and local immigrant families at risk of deportation.Donate $50 or more to receive a complimentary 'F*ck La Migra' t-shirt modeled by our badass Executive Director Allegra Love below. *Please include your email address in your donation if you do NOT live in the Santa Fe area and would like us to ship your t-shirt*
1,000 people wearing 'F*ck' La Migra' tees = Our goal of $50,000
Deportation Defense aka Removal Defense
Removal defense involves legally representing and advocating for immigrants facing deportation from the United States. For many immigrants facing removal from the United States, the process involves appearing before an immigration judge in immigration court. Legal representation is the single most important factor in determining whether someone will win or lose their asylum case
. Sadly, most immigrants cannot afford to have an attorney represent them in court. For this reason, Santa Fe Dreamers Project provides pro bono removal defense representation to detained and non-detained asylum seekers. Over the last 5 years, we have provided no-cost legal services to thousands of immigrants and their families. Today we need your help in order to bring these service to those who need it most.How Our Legal Services Protect Immigrant Families and Asylum Seekers
According to the American Immigration Council:
- Represented immigrants in detention who had a custody hearing were four times more likely to be released from detention
- Detained immigrants with counsel were nearly 11 times more likely to seek relief such as asylum than those without representation
- Immigrants who were never detained were five times more likely to seek relief if they had an attorney
- Detained immigrants with representation were twice as likely as unrepresented immigrants to obtain immigration relief
Currently, Santa Fe Dreamers Project only has two attorneys
on staff dedicated to removal defense for the entire state of New Mexico.
Given the current crisis, this is simply not good enough. Please chip in whatever you can to help support removal defense attorneys dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our immigrant community.
Remember, WE ARE NOT POWERLESS!
Your donation to legal defense is a concrete way
to make a difference in crisis at hand. Help us fight back
! Step up and do your part today.