Support the Jamal Family

Mr. Syed Ahmed Jamal, beloved Lawrence family man, scientist and community leader, has been detained by ICE agents and is being held in jail in Morgan County, Missouri awaiting deportation.  Syed is a well-respected Molecular Biologist who has done significant research with the University of Kansas, Children’s Mercy, Rockhurst University, and other local entities.  He has lived in the United States for thirty years and has attained his undergraduate and graduate degrees here.  Syed is a devoted supporter of his children’s schools, regularly volunteering in classrooms and on site councils and recently mounting a campaign for a vacated school board seat.  Syed is viewed as a leader within his faith community at the Lawrence Islamic Center as well.

  Last week, Syed was arrested in front of two of his children as he readied them for school.  His wife and three children (9th grade, 7th grade, and 1st grade) are devastated and fearful.   This family is in crisis and needs our support.  Please donate towards legal costs while this family fights  for a stay of removal.

My name is Marci Leuschen, a friend of the family in Lawrence,KS, and I am helping to organize this on behalf of Syed's family.   These generous donations will be used to help fund Syed's legal costs and the added expenditures that come from being in this situation.  
Syed's brother, Syed H. Jamal of Phoenix, AZ will manage these funds.

Donations

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  • Jacob Kipp 
    • $5 
    • 34 mos
  • Janice Hale-Levin 
    • $75 
    • 35 mos
  • Kathleen McDonald 
    • $10 
    • 36 mos
  • Roger Zeeman 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Wendy Sime 
    • $300 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Marci Leuschen 
Organizer
Lawrence, KS
Syed H Jamal 
Beneficiary
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