Support Hugo Mejia and his family

$14,885 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 218 people in 27 months
Hugo Mejia Murguia is a dedicated father of three, a committed husband and proud resident of San Rafael, CA for over 15 years. The whole family is actively engaged in the community, regularly volunteering at their schools and through community organizations.  His family has been involved in story sharing, cooking and community building and his children help at their elementary and middle schools with translations for families at whole school events.  Hugo has been an asset and model community member to every institution and group he has been a part of. Hugo is currently pursuing his GED and works in construction.  He has no criminal history or record.

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Hugo was given a new work assignment for a hospital on Travis Airforce Base in Fairfield, CA. In order to begin work, Hugo was asked to present an ID to enter the Air Force Base.  When Hugo presented his California Driver’s Licensewas detained by two military officials and later arrested by ICE.

Hugo was held in a detention facility in Elk Grove, CA for 203 days before he was finally granted a bond from a judge on November 21st, thanks to his courage, faith, and determination and to the commitment and support of his neighbors and community.

Hugo's case is still pending at the 9th circuit and our commitment to him and his family must remain stronger than ever. 

Thank you for your support of our community, Hugo, and his family - we know we are not whole without him and it takes each of us to fight for the just world we all strive to live in.
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Thank you all for your incredible support and generosity on behalf of Hugo and his family. The funds generated will be critical in helping the Mejia family keep their housing and basic needs met while Hugo is detained. The love and support from this group has been tremendous, and while the fight continues, the Mejia family is so much stronger, with this community behind them.

Because of the circumstances in this case, we wanted to let all of the donors know that The Director of the Venetia Valley Family Center, Jessica Marker, will be withdrawing the funds on behalf of the Mejia family and delivering them, as a check, directly to Hugo's wide, Yadira, twice a week for as long as funds are avaliable.

Again, we can't thank this community enough for the compassion, generosity and support you've shown the Mejia family during this terribly tragic time.

We will continue to fight for Hugo's release and return to his family every day.

Hugo Mejia
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$14,885 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 218 people in 27 months
Created May 16, 2017
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$65
Scot Stafford
21 months ago

Welcome back

PC
$15
Paola Correa
21 months ago
JS
$30
Jericha Senyak
21 months ago
JL
$50
Jeffrey Lapic
21 months ago

Keep your spirits up. There are a lot of folks trying to help you and your family.

JR
$100
Jane Rollins
21 months ago

I apologize from my heart to Hugo and his family for the injustice you are experiencing. Perhaps you can take some hope from the fact that your story touches me and my family, that we oppose the tenor and actions of this administration and these times, and will stand up for you, for change, for a better future for our country. Hang in there. Stay strong. You are making a difference -- I hope we can make a difference for you.

$30
Anonymous
21 months ago
$100
Anonymous
21 months ago
MM
$100
Marsha Mather-Thrift
21 months ago

A gift for a wonderful family -- and with all good wishes for Hugo to return home to San Rafael safely!

DG
$50
Donald Green
21 months ago
RM
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Rose Molloy
21 months ago
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