Floridalma Support Team — MOM #12

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Due to your incredibly generous donations, we are no longer taking donations for this family. But there are many other families in need - if you would like to donate (or encourage others to!) please direct funds to our other families in need, or our general fund found at ImmigrantFamiliesTogether.com  Thank you, again, for your generous donations and contributing to changing this family’s life. With love and light, Immigrants Families Together

SUPPORT FOR FLORIDALMA —MOM #12

Immigrant Families Together  is a movement to help reunite detained parents with their children. With grassroots effort and community donations, we have successfully bonded out Yeni Gonzalez and she's held her kids again ( https://nyti.ms/2lRD7jy)-- there is a long line of moms waiting to do the same. 

Floridalma is the 12th mother we are helping. Her bond was paid through a generous donation from the Hispanic Federation. She has been released from an ICE facility in Arizona and reunited with her three children, who were living with family here in the United States. However,  the area where the family is living is not very welcoming of immigrants, and we are helping them relocate to somewhere safer, and closer to the immigration courts so Floridalma and her children can more easily work through the process. We are also raising funds to sustain them while they go through the legal process, as per the federal poverty guidelines, since Floridalma can’t legally apply to work for at least 5 months, per the bond conditions. 

Any funds raised above the goal amount will be used to reunite other families.


WHO WE ARE

Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy. We have mobilized to help parents currently detained through the following immediate actions:

1. Raising of bond funds through coordinated crowdfunding and individual giving in order to post bond for parents separated from their children at the US/Mexico Border. 

2. Paying bonds and providing or coordinating pro bono legal representation to fulfill legal responsibilities while awaiting trial so that they may be with their children. 

3. Arranging safe transportation from state of detention to the city where children are currently in foster care. 

4. When needed, finding long-term housing in the destination city while they await trial. 

5. Connecting parents in cities with resources in order to sustain them during the process of being unified with their children. 

6. Working with local organizations and government to expedite the process of achieving full custody of their children while they await trial.  

7. We are creating a toolkit to allow other concerned citizens to replicate our model in order to help bring parents back to their children across the country as quickly as possible.

8. Providing sustaining funds for the family while their immigration case is addressed, in accordance with federal poverty guidelines, as these women can’t legally pursue work for at least 5 months.




WHERE WE ARE FROM

Across the United States


HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED

We will be paying Floridalma’s expenses related to relocation, sustaining her family through the immigration court process, and providing her and her family with ongoing support. 


HOW WE ARE RELATED TO THE BENEFICIARY

We are not related to Floridalma or her attorney by blood. We are a community of concerned parents and citizens who don't support the current separation policy and want to do our part to support Floridalma’s family through this harrowing ordeal.


HOW WILL WE BE HANDLING THE FUNDS

We will withdraw all donated funds to Julie, the leader/organizer/founder of Immigrant Families Together. They will then be transferred to her attorney or Irma. Expenses to be paid include: Expenses related to transportation from Eloy, Arizona, lodging, food, local transportation, cell-phone, and other expenses Floridalma may incur as part of her legal process, including but not limited to costs of preparing for her court appearances (copies of documents, etc), as well as costs associated with sustaining her and her family while they undergo the legal process.


GRUPO DE AYUDA PARA FLORIDALMA -MAMA #12

El grupo de Familias Inmigrantes Unidas (www. immigrantfamiliestogether.com) es un movimiento que ayuda a reunir a los padres que han sido separados de sus hijos bajo la política de cero tolerancia.  Con ayuda de la comunidad y sus donaciones, hemos podido ayudar a pagar la fianza de YeniGonzalez y gracias a esto Yeni ha vuelto a ver y abrazar a sus hijos. (  https://nyti.ms/2IRD7jy). 

 

Floridalma es la 12.ª madre a quien estamos ayudando. Su fianza fue pagada por una generosa donación por parte de la Federación Hispánica. Ha sido liberada de una instalación de ICE en Arizona y reunida con sus tres hijos. Sin embargo, la familia ahora necesita realojarse y requieren cubrir gastos durante el proceso legal, ya que legalmente Floridalma no puede trabajar dentro de los próximos 5 meses por detalles de su fianza.



QUIENES SOMOS

El grupo de Familias Inmigrantes Unidas es un grupo de ciudadanos determinados a reunir en una manera rápida a aquellas familias que fueron separadas por la política de cero tolerancia.  Nos hemos movilizado para ayudar a los padres de las siguientes maneras:

1. Reunimos fondos con donaciones para pagar sus fianzas.

2. Pagamos fianza, y proveemos asesoría legal para cumplir con todos los requisitos legales necesarios mientras esperan ser reunidos con su hijos.

3. Organizamos el transporte desde el centro de detención al estado donde se encuentran sus hijos.

4. Cuando es necesario, buscamos alojamiento para los padres mientras esperan su juicio legal.

5. Conectamos a los padres con recursos locales que puedan ayudar a sustentarlos mientras esperan ser reunidos con sus hijos.

6. Trabajamos con organizaciones locales y gubernamentales que puedan ayudar a expeditar el proceso de custodia mientras esperan su juicio.

7. En este momento estamos realizando un modelo de trabajo para que otros ciudadanos puedan replicarlo y ayudar a otros padres ser reunidos con sus hijos. 

 
8. Proporcionar fondos de sostén para la familia mientras se aborda su caso de inmigración, de acuerdo con las pautas federales de pobreza, ya que estas mujeres no pueden buscar trabajo legalmente durante al menos 5 meses.

 


DE DONDE SOMOS

Nos encontramos en varios estados de los Estados Unidos.


COMO SERAN USADOS LOS FONDOS REUNIDOS.

Se utilizarán para pagar todos los gastos necesarios tales como la fianza, el transporte, alojamiento, comida, teléfono celular y otros gastos básicos.  Además de ayudar económicamentecuando sea reunida con sus hijos.


CUAL ES NUESTRA RELACION CON LA BENEFICIADA

No tenemos relación de sangre con Floridalma o con su abogado.  Somos una comunidad de padres preocupados que no apoyamos la póliza de separar familias al cruzar la frontera.


COMO MANEJAREMOS LOS FONDOS RECAUDADOS

Los fondos serán retirados por la fundadora de Familias Inmigrantes Reunidas Julie Schwietert Collazo.  Los fondos serán transferidos al abogado de Floridalma.  Los gastos por pagarincluyen: gastos relacionados a su liberación, transporte de Eloy Arizona, alojamiento, alimento, transporte local, celular y otros gastos necesarios para la reunión de Floridalma con sus hijos.  Además de pagar gastos legales para la preparación de su caso ante el juez.
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