Help Caitlin survive deportation!

$2,130 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 11 months
Created July 27, 2018
My friend Caitlin is a graduate student at a well-known public university in the United States. She came here on a student visa from the United Kingdom, and has proven herself a talented and worthy student.

Then, the night before her thesis defense, Caitlin learned that the department is blocking her from graduation on a technicality. She had a job lined up and a lovely partner here in the US, and now instead she faces deportation THIS TUESDAY (July 31ST). Everything she worked toward could be ruined now, and she could be separated from her new home, friends, and partner in only a matter of hours.

Caitlin has very little money, and no means of establishing credit in the UK at this time. She won't have a home or a job to return to. She doesn't even have a way to ship most of her belongings back overseas. All the resources she has right now will have to be spent purchasing a last-minute plane ticket.

We are currently appealing the department's decision and trying to extend her visa. Your donation will help in this process. And, if we should fail, your donation will also help her get back on her feet in Britain and find a path forward.

Please—if you have money to spare—help Caitlin overcome this injustice. Thank you.
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Good news! Caitlin made it back safely to the UK a couple days ago. She's now staying with family and looking for a job and a place to live. Your donations made an enormous difference and helped remove some stress from an admittedly still quite stressful situation. We're all eternally grateful to you for your contribution. Thank you thank you thank you!!

Best,
Maxine
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Hello everyone!

I've got some good news! The money we've been able to raise so far is enough to pay for a deposit and first month's rent back in the UK. Hooray!! You are all absolutely incredible.

While we're disappointed that Caitlin won't be able to stay (for now), we're confident that she'll land on her feet and perhaps find a job in the US that can sponsor her visa in the future. Things are already looking brighter than they were 24 hours ago—and it's all thanks to your generosity.

Additional donations will help Caitlin secure groceries and overcome that nasty dollar to pound conversion rate. Please give what you can! We want to be 100% sure that Caitlin will have everything she needs when she flies back on Tuesday.

– Maxine
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Raised by 24 people in 11 months
Created July 27, 2018
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