Welcome to the sixth post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees” series!
#5: Contribute to “Freedom Funds”
When I.C.E. detains someone, they impose an “immigration bond”, which is essentially the same as bail in the U.S. court system. The bond amount must be paid to Homeland Security in order for the person to be released while their case is processed through court.
There are organizations called “Freedom Funds” that donate these bail amounts to both immigrants and American protestors who have been detained. To support immigrants that have been detained by I.C.E., donate to or volunteer for organizations such as the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
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– Annaliese Fowler, Puente CI Data Analyst