ATTENTION: We bonded 7 people out of detention this week! That brings our total to 41 people free from Otay Mesa and Adelanto ICE detention! We are overjoyed and beyond grateful to all of the wonderful organizations that we have collaborated with, and to your amazing support. It is such a triumph to see the number of people we have freed and so many individuals reunited with their loved ones. Meet the two Mexican and Haitian asylum seekers we bonded above: Evens, Raul, and Jesus!
However this great achievement is bittersweet, as we have just learned another life was lost today at a Milwaukee Detention Center. The ongoing threat of COVID inside detention centers is unforgiving, and while it may sound exaggerated, your donations and the Familias Reunidas Bond Program are literally saving lives. It cannot be stressed enough, just how important it is we get as many people out, as we have seen what happens to our folks when we do not. Evens, Raul and Jesus and the 38 others who, we have freed can attest to the nightmarish conditions ongoing in these detention centers.
How many more our folks have to parish for our legislators to pay attention? One life lost, is one life too many. We demand our folks in detention #FreeAnd Alive. We demand our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and community members are not forced to wait in such conditions simply for seeking a place or a part in this country. Evens, Raul and Jesus represent so many others being subject to racist and inhumane policies, who have seeked safety in our country and have instead been met with death and injustice. Again, we thank you so much for your support a