Set the Captives Free - Adelanto Bond Fund
Bond Amounts Reduced!
Each $2,300 Brings A Hunger Striker Home!
In June, Adelanto detainees began making headlines by going on three hunger strikes against impossibly high bonds and inhumane living conditions that include physical abuse and medical neglect. Now, eight original Central American hunger strikers and the 20 Haitians who later joined them are heading to immigration hearings and getting their bond amounts reduced, creating an opportunity to get them out!
Let's honor these brave immigrant-advocates by helping them come home to their families. They deserve to continue fighting their cases at home-- where they have better access to legal resources and space to heal from the traumas they've fled and those they've endured in detention. No immigrant, no refugee should be imprisoned! Let’s show them a true welcome to our country where they are seeking asylum.
While the total bond amount is still an outrageously-high $15,000, bail companies are demanding several thousand dollars just to get them out. The rest will have to be paid on a monthly basis. Some refugees need more economic support than others: some have family members coming together to support them, but others don’t have a dime. On average, the detainees are short about $2,300 each before they can make their first bond payment.
As we approached the original eight Central American hunger strikers about helping them with their bond funds, they refused to move forward without their Haitian companions. So, though our goal may seem high, we’re inspired to re-create their solidarity in raising the funds. As the detainees have taught us in the last months of the Refugee Caravan and their struggle in Adelanto, coming together as refugees has given them strength and that unity will survive beyond those detentions walls.
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