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Help De Anda Law Reunite Families

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Raised by 359 people in 10 months
Created July 24, 2018
De Anda Law
on behalf of Ricardo De Anda
Donate to support the legal battle to reunite refugee families!

Between April and June 2018, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents by the United States government and placed in detention.  We are working to end this nightmare and reunite families.

Funds are urgently needed to pay for bond, travel, and other emergency expenses for those impacted by the family separation crisis. Our office does not turn any asylum case down.  All refugees seeking assistance are either provided representation by our office or referred to other asylum attorneys. We are providing legal services pro-bono. 

De Anda Law Firm  is a legal team currently handling an influx of cases related to the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” policy that has created the family separation crisis. We are working to obtain the release of refugee women from ICE detention and reunite them with their separated children seized by the government.

Of Counsel:

Michael Avenatti
520 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

John Judge  
Judge, Kostura & Putman, PC
2901 Bee Caves Rd                                                                     
Austin, TX 78746



WHAT WE DO

We are supporting families in the following ways:


WE FIND THE CHILDREN

Our clients and their children are being scattered across the country. We find and follow the children and their mothers wherever they are taken, visit and consult with them as their lawyers, and provide them with a link to each other while in government detention.


WE GIVE VOICE TO THE PARENTS

We identify, contact, defend and uplift the voice of refugee women jailed in the 8 detention facilities along the lower Texas border that we service.


WE SET BOND

We work to have bond set on our clients, and secure the funds to obtain their release.


WE FUND EMERGENCY FAMILY EXPENSES

We support family members in traveling the country to make contact with their children in government hans, and provide travel and emergency living expenses for family members released from detention.


WE REUNITE FAMILIES

We reunite our client mothers with their children.


HOW FUNDS WILL BE USED

Our legal services are provided pro-bono to families impacted by this crisis. Donated funds will be used in the following ways:


PAY FOR BOND

We are raising funds to cover the bonds that are set for the release of our refugee clients.


TRAVEL EXPENSES

We fund the traveling expenses of US-based family members visiting detained children, and provide travel expenses for detained mothers and children upon release.


LIVING EXPENSES

We fund emergency food, clothing and other living expenses for refugee women, their children, and other asylum seekers.  


WHO WE ARE


We are a team of lawyers dedicated to providing our time and expertise to women ensnared by an inhumane system of border control. We work pro-bono representing Central American refugee families fleeing violence and other threats in their home countries who are seeking asylum. Our clients are refugee women arrested by ICE along the lower Texas border. We intervene to prevent our clients' immediate deportation, free them and their children from government detention, reunify their families, and represent the refugees in court in support of their petitions for asylum. Our clients are almost exclusively women, many of whom are suffering from the forced separation of their children. We are dedicated to upholding their rights and dignity under our asylum laws, and to helping them stay in the United States as permanent residents.
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We successfully reunited 9-year-old Antony with his mother in Guatemala last night after 81 cruel days of separation! After a government lawyer first refused to give a reason as to why he would not let us take the child to his mother Michael Avenatti and I held a press conference outside the court and fought to wrestle the child from government hands. In the end, we took a red-eye to Guatemala City and reunited Antony with his mother. This photo of mother and child on the floor tells a bittersweet story of love and persistence. Our fight to reunite families continues...
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Thank you for your donations!

This is why we fight! Below is an image of our clients on their way to a new life as a reunited family.

Please help us #FightLikeAMother by sharing this campaign with your network!
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Here is a picture a 6 year old client, Samir drew for his mother during a recent visit from our office. He said it shows his Mami, Levis with muscles because she is strong, and with a sword to make sure he is never taken again from her if he is brought back to her (as he hopes).
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