Family Support Needed!

Community Support Needed for the Family of Detained Immigrant Rights Organizer in Western New York.

What is Needed?
Financial support is immediately needed for a young mother and her three-year-old child while their loved one is detained.

Father and husband to the family, the prominent immigrant rights organizer and valued community member, was the primary financial provider for the family. He was detained by Border Patrol on August 30th and is currently being held in immigration detention for an indefinite period of time.

Funds will support the family with their material needs such as food, transportation, and housing during this difficult time.

What Happened?
A prominent immigrant rights organizer and local dairy worker for over 10 years in our area of Western NY, has been detained by immigration because he didn’t have an ID.  On his way to celebrate his daughter’s birthday, he was driving and was pulled over for a minor traffic violation.  When the only ID he could produce was expired, the Attica Police called Border Patrol who took him to the Tonawanda Border Patrol station to process him and then brought him to the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia where he is now detained. He daughter did not sleep all last night crying for her father.

How else to support?
Concerned community members are organizing other forms of family support as well as public vigils in response to this heartbreaking incident. Please contact the Rochester Rapid Response Network if you live in the WNY region and would like to support the family in any other way.
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We want to inform all those who have donated, for matters of transparency, that Carly Fox (Senior Workers Right Advocate at Worker Justice Center of NY) will be withdrawing the funds from this fundraiser at the request of the directly affected family. Carly is a longtime friend to the Cardona family as well as a long time trusted advocate for the immigrant community here in WNY. Funds withdrawn will be delivered to the family immediately upon receiving. Thank you! Any questions can be directed to [email redacted] . 

Organizer and beneficiary

Sara Beth
Rochester, NY
Carly Fox

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