Sanctuary Streets Baltimore is raising money for detained immigrants in Maryland. The money goes directly to immigrant families to help bring their loved ones home.
UPDATE: We were able to help post bail for Marvin* (case described below)! Thank you to everyone for your generosity! We will continue to raise money for this page while working with our partners to identify the next eligible recipient.
We recently raised funds for a father who fled from gang violence in Honduras, a client of CAIR Coalition:
Marvin* is a 40-year old man from Honduras. Marvin and his family fled Honduras in 2019 due to receiving death threats from MS-13 for not paying extortion. Marvin entered the US on or around August 2019 and was living in Baltimore until his arrest in 2020. CAIR has been unable to confirm the pending charge but Marvin was in criminal custody for 3 months before being transferred to ICE custody at Worcester. Prior to his detention Marvin was working in construction in Baltimore and providing financially for his partner and their 3 children.
The funds raised through this page (after fees) will be transferred to family members of the detained community members, with whom we are in contact via their lawyers at CAIR Coalition. In the event that the funds raised cannot be used by the currently intended recipient (because they are insufficient for bail in this case, or the circumstances of the case change for some reason), the money will remain in our bail fund for the next eligible case we identify. Sanctuary Streets Baltimore is fiscally sponsored by Fusion Parternships, Inc.
Sanctuary Streets Baltimore is a group of volunteers, most of whom are immigrants themselves or children of immigrants. For more than two years now we have been accompanying our immigrant community members to their court dates, ICE check ins, or other interactions with authorities. We never claim to be lawyers or social workers; we simply stand in solidarity with out community members by providing logistical and emotional support to those who are faced with our inhumane and complicated immigration system. We began raising money for bail support in December 2018, and since then have provided assistance to reunite at least 7 families. To get involved with our efforts visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarystreets/
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