Lourdes Support Team - MOM #14

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SUPPORT FOR LOURDES— MOM #14

Immigrant Families Together  is a movement to help families separated by ICE. With grassroots effort and community donations, we have successfully bonded out Yeni Gonzalez and she's held her kids again ( https://nyti.ms/2lRD7jy). We have been able to do the same for several other families - you can read more about us and our success stories here: https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/press. However, there  is unfortunately a long line of families waiting desperately to be together again. 

Lourdes is the 14th mother we are helping, and is currently detained at an ICE facility in Arizona. She has 4 children. Lourdes CAN be released and we're determined to help her, working in conjunction with her attorney, to help find the best resolution for her and her children.

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


WHO WE ARE

Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response aid of families separated by ICE. We have mobilized to help families currently detained through the following immediate actions:

1. Raising of bond funds through coordinated crowdfunding and individual giving in order to post bond for families 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 they are relocating. 

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

5. Connecting people 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 they await their trial and the completion of the process, 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 Lourdes’s expenses related to her release, transport from Arizona, and paying for her accommodations, food, cell phone, and other expenses, as well as providing her with support to attend appointments. 


HOW WE ARE RELATED TO THE BENEFICIARY

We are not related to Lourdes 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 help Lourdes.


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 Lourdes. Expenses to be paid include: Expenses related to release, transportation from Eloy, Arizona, lodging, food, local transportation, cell-phone, and other expenses Lourdes may incur as part of her release, including but not limited to costs of preparing for her court appearances (copies of documents, etc).



APOYO PARA LOURDES - MAMÁ # 14

Immigrant Families Together (Familias de Inmigrantes Unidas) es un movimiento para ayudar a reunir a los padres que han sido detenidos con sus respectivos hijos. Con el esfuerzo como base y las donaciones de la comunidad, logramos reunir exitosamente a Yeni González y ella ha vuelto a estar nuevamente con sus hijos ( https://nyti.ms/2lRD7jy). Hemos podido hacer lo mismo con muchas otras familias. Puede leer más sobre nosotros y nuestras historias de éxito aquí: https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/press. Sin embargo, y desafortunadamente, hay una larga lista de familias que esperan desesperadamente estar nuevamente juntas.

Lourdes es la 14a madre a la que ayudamos, y actualmente se encuentra detenida en las instalaciones de la ICE en Arizona. Tiene 4 hijos. Estamos seguros que Lourdes PUEDE reunirse con sus hijos y por ello estamos decididos a ayudarla, trabajando en conjunto con su abogado, para que puedan volver a estar juntos.


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 Lourdes 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 Lourdes. Los gastos por pagar incluyen: gastos relacionados a su liberación, transporte de Eloy Arizona, alojamiento, alimento, transporte local, celular y otros gastos necesarios para la reunión de Lourdes con sus hijos.  Además de pagar gastos legales para la preparación de su caso ante el juez.
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