We are so happy to share with you one more story of the recipients from our Families Reunidas Bond Program, Ronald. He is a Haitian asylum seeker who was in detention for seven months. As you all know, the Otay Mesa Detention Center continues to have the highest number of COVID cases, and we are so glad to have one less person exposed.
We are so excited to have bonded out one more person out of the horrible conditions of OMDC, and reunited with his family. He is now starting his new life life in Florida and is excited to finally be free. Ronald is the 49th person to be bonded out, and we are continuing to use this momentum to speak out against injustice and get as many individuals out as possible. We are so grateful to all of you for your continued support for ensuring this work continues. We are relying on you to use your voice, and use your platforms to help free our folks. We know how hard it is to feel like you are making a difference in the current state of the world, but it is not remaining silent, and continue to question and put pressure on unfair and unjust policies that brings about change! You all continue to amaze us. We see you, we appreciate you and we thank you!
Let this story serve as a reminder of all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and community members waiting in such conditions in detention, simply for seeking a place or a part in this country. Ronald represents so many others being subject to racist and inhumane policies, and we must not forget the urgency of getting everyone we can out of the Otay Mesa Detention Center. This pandemic continues to be unforgiving, and we will not allow any more lives lost. Again, we thank you for your support and ask you to continue to help us make sure our folks are #FreeAndAlive.
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Border Angels is a nonprofit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexican border.