Free our Neighbors!

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Raised by 66 people in 2 months
Created September 13, 2018
We’re raising money to help our neighbors get out of the immigration prison right here in Boston! 

What’s happening on the border is horrifying—and it’s happening here in Massachusetts too. 

Every week ICE arrests and detains our neighbors, many of whom are parents, separating them from their families and children. More than 1,000 people are held each year in South Bay Detention Center—Boston’s immigration prison—which is in the top 20% of immigration prisons in the country. 

So far our community has raised over $100,000 to bond out 32 people and help with legal fees for several others. We can—and must—do more. 

Average bonds range from $1,500 to $10,000 per person. With your help we can raise $100,000 to reunite 25–30 families and return our neighbors to the communities that need and love them. With $500,000, we could reunite and support 150 families.

Not in our city! Not in our state!—we will not allow people to be separated from their families and summarily deported. 

#AbolishICE

Learn more on our website:  https://beyondbondboston.org/

Make a tax deductible donation to the Bond Fund through our fiscal sponsor, Episcopal City Mission, at: 
http://www.episcopalcitymission.org/donate/

About the Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN, pronounced “Beyond”): 

We are a network of faith communities, individuals and other activist groups working to reduce the escalating harm of our immigration system in the current political context. 

We are all volunteers and we work closely with immigrant communities and immigrant-led organizations to support those impacted by our racist immigration system.

We provide accompaniment, which can include support in court or at ICE check-ins, legal referrals, fundraising for bond or legal fees, letters of support from the community, rides for families to visit loved ones in detention, and logistical assistance with paperwork or bond payments. We also help with housing, transportation, and other immediate needs of people released on bond who have no other resources in the community.

As an accompaniment network, we take action only in response to requests from those in need of support, or their representatives (family, attorneys, etc.) We don’t make promises, but we are good at trying very hard. These are our values in this work: 

* We honor people's dignity and choices in a system that denies dignity and choice.
* We expect messiness, confusion, and discomfort, and we also choose courage and trust.
* We judge the system, not people.
* We fight for one another as family, because we are.

If you are seeking support for yourself or a loved one, please email BIJAN.accompaniment@gmail.com or call:
(857) 308-2527 — this number is for people who are not detained
(857) 271-5329 — this is our Securus line for people who are detained at South Bay

If you would like to join us as a volunteer, please sign up at: bit.ly/joinbostoncluster


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Red de Acompañamiento de Justicia de Inmigración de Boston

Somos una red de comunidades de fe y otros grupos activistas que trabajan para reducir el daño creciente de nuestro sistema de inmigración en el contexto político actual.

Nuestros voluntarios son en su mayoría aliados y trabajan en estrecha colaboración con las comunidades de inmigrantes y las organizaciones dirigidas por inmigrantes para ayudar a los afectados por nuestro sistema de inmigración racista.

Proporcionamos acompañamiento, que puede incluir apoyo en el juzgado o en el registro de ICE, una visita de un clérigo interreligioso a la cárcel, referencias legales, recaudación de fondos para bonos o honorarios legales, cartas de apoyo de la comunidad, paseos para que las familias visiten a sus seres queridos unos en detención, y asistencia logística con papeleo o pagos de bonos.

Actuamos solo en respuesta a las solicitudes de aquellos que necesitan apoyo, o sus representantes (familia, abogados, etc.). No hacemos promesas, pero somos buenos a tratar muy duro. Estos son nuestros valores en este trabajo:
* Honramos la dignidad y la elección de las personas en un sistema que niega su dignidad y su poder de elección.
* Esperamos desorden, confusión y malestar, y también elegimos el valor y la confianza.
* Juzgamos el sistema, no a las personas
* Luchamos por unos a otros como si somos familia, porque somos.

Si busca apoyo para usted o para un ser querido, envíe un email a BIJAN.accompaniment@gmail.com o llame a:
(857) 308-2527 — este número es para personas que no están detenidas
(857) 271-5329 —  esta es nuestra línea Securus para personas que están detenidas en South Bay

Si desea unirse a nosotros como voluntario, regístrese en: bit.ly/joinbostoncluster
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