Nestor Perez and his family were separated by ICE when he was detained in California in April 2018. When Nestor was transferred far from his wife, Abigail, and their two young children in Bakersfield, CA to an ICE prison in Colorado, the family could no longer even visit in person. On January 3, 2019, Nestor was deported to Honduras, while Abigail and their children, Angelina and Nestor, all of whom are US citizens, remain in California.
The financial and emotional impact of the Perez family’s separation have been devastating. Nestor was the primary financial provider for his family. Abigail and their children lost their home and are unable to make ends meet. Nestor is struggling to keep a roof over his head in Honduras. Both children are showing signs of post traumatic stress disorder as a result of their family’s victimization by ICE, and all they want is to be back with their dad.
Nestor, Abigail and their children need the support of the community to get through this difficult time. Rent, bills, and medical expenses are beyond the family’s means at this point. The pain of separation is compounded by the economic situation in Honduras, which makes a sustainable income almost impossible.
Any amount which you can contribute to the well being of the Perez family will have a tremendous impact on their lives. We can fight this administration's victimization of our friends and neighbors in a very real way by contributing to this family’s fund.