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Ana Support Team — MOM #10

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SUPPORT FOR ANA — MOM #10

Immigrant Families Together  is a movement to help reunite detained parents with their children. With grassroots effort and community donations, we have successfully bonded out Yeni Gonzalez and she's held her kids again ( https://nyti.ms/2lRD7jy)-- there is a long line of moms waiting to do the same. 


Ana is the 10th mother we are helping, and is currently detained at an ICE facility in Arizona. Thankfully, her child is with family in another state. Ana CAN be reunited with her child and we're determined to help her, working in conjunction with her attorney, to reunite them.
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 unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy. We have mobilized to help parents currently detained through the following immediate actions:

1. Raising of bond funds through coordinated crowdfunding and individual giving in order to post bond for parents 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 children are currently in foster care. 

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

5. Connecting parents 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 Ana’s expenses related to her release transport from Arizona to the state where her child is, and paying for her accommodations, food, cell phone, and other expenses, as well as providing her with support to attend appointments and reunite with her child. 


HOW WE ARE RELATED TO THE BENEFICIARY

We are not related to Ana 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 reunify Ana with her child.


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


GRUPO DE AYUDA PARA ANA -MAMA #10

El grupo de Familias Inmigrantes Unidas (www. immigrantfamiliestogether.com) es un movimiento que ayuda a reunir a los padres que han sido separados de sus hijos bajo la política de cero tolerancia.  Con ayuda de la comunidad y sus donaciones, hemos podido ayudar a pagar la fianza de YeniGonzalez y gracias a esto Yeni ha vuelto a ver y abrazar a sus hijos. (  https://nyti.ms/2IRD7jy). 

 

Ana es la 10.ª madre a quien estamos ayudando, quien actualmente está detenida en una instalación de ICE en Arizona. Afortunadamente su hijo está con familiares en otro estado. Ana puede reunirse con su hijo y estamos determinados a ayudarla, trabajando en conjunto con su abogado para lograrlo. 



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 Ana 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 Ana.  Los gastos por pagarincluyen: gastos relacionados a su liberación, transporte de Eloy Arizona, alojamiento, alimento, transporte local, celular y otros gastos necesarios para la reunión de Ana con sus hijos.  Además de pagar gastos legales para la preparación de su caso ante el juez.
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Due to your incredibly generous donations, we are no longer taking donations for this family. But there are many other families in need - if you would like to donate (or encourage others to!) please direct funds to our other families in need, or our general fund. For those who wish to volunteer, please go to https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/how-you-can-help. If you or someone you know needs our assistance, please go to https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/ayudas
Thank you, again, for your generous donations and contributing to changing this family’s life.

With love and light,
Immigrants Families Together
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Dear Generous Donors,

I am thrilled to tell you that, due to your generosity, we’ve paid Ana’s bond and she has been released from Eloy. She is currently en route to be reunited with her child. You did this, and neither Ana nor we can thank you enough. You have helped reunite this family!

Speaking of reunification, lately we’ve been asked why folks should donate to bail out these women if the Trump administration has been ordered to release and reunite them. Fellow IFT volunteer Sara F. has provided a very precise, clear explanation:
"If the mom is bailed out, she is free. Totally free. She doesn't wear an ankle GPS tracker, she doesn't need to do mandatory ICE check-ins. She can live in the US with her kids and whatever friends or family she has here until her asylum case.

If she has not been bailed out, rather simply released as per the federal mandate that the Trump Admin is attempting to meet, then the opposite is true. The mom is required to wear an ankle GPS tracker, she has to check in with ICE (which with ICE is arbitrary and frequent), she will be released at say, 3AM, at a Greyhound bus station and essentially abandoned, with her kid or not. We have heard reports of this happening and try to intervene when we can. 253 moms in the Eloy Detention Center are about to be released, tracked, essentially treated like property of the US government.

So yes, bailing moms is still essential and is, in Immigrant Families Together's experience, the better option. We would never abandon a mom, ever... We financially support, house, provide mental and dental, provide community, literally whatever they need.”

You have made the difference between Ana being able to resolve her case with dignity while living unfettered with her family, versus being treated like ICE property, as Sara put it. Thank you again, for all you have done!

With love and light,
Immigrant Families Together
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