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Freedom For Immigrants' Fundraiser:

Help Free Maria from Detention!

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Maria was released today!!
June 09, 2017

Maria's bond money was raised this morning and she was released this evening, thanks to everyone's generous donations!! She wept upon learning  See more

THE STORY:

Read Maria's letters to the public here

Maria Ortiz Cortez is the mother of two young children who live in Salinas, California. They have graduations coming up soon and would love for her to be present. Maria is in immigration detention at the West County jail in Richmond. She has been incarcerated for over seventeen months, during which she has suffered sexual abuse and racial discrimination, as well as anxiety and depression caused by not knowing how much longer she will be locked up in a place that was never intended for prolonged detention. Despite this, she does not receive adequate mental health care there. Also while in ICE custody, Maria was in a car accident and not adequately treated for those injuries either. She has applied for a U visa (for victims of seriously harmful crime who have cooperated with law enforcement), but there is little chance it will be approved if she is not released from detention. All she wants is to be able to leave and support her children, but needs help paying her $5,000 immigration bond. Together, we can raise the money to reunite them!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tulio Ospina

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nadja Golding

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael Hall

    $25

  • Kirsten Delgado

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dina Wallin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Megan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bradley Heinz

    $25

  • Melissa Lareau

    $25

  • Helen Golding

    $100

  • Beena Ahmad

    $50

  • Farah

    $50

  • Alexis Stern

    $10

  • In honor of Kerstin Arusha

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Debra Taube

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lily L

    $25

  • Jefferson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jon Gold

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Patrick Podesta

    $25

  • Stacey Svetlichnaya

    $50

  • Marcia & Herb

     

  • The Key Brothers

    $25

  • Debra Taube

    $50

  • Beena Ahmad

    $100

  • Shira Moss

    $25

  • Jillian Steinhauer

     

  • Fred and Cathy Myers

     

  • Joe

    $100

  • John Schell

    $25

  • Van der Verken. Adams. Myers. Uchida. Bancroft. LeMay.

     

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107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Freedom For Immigrants

Amount Raised

$5,125

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nadja Golding

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Van der Verken. Adams. Myers. Uchida. Bancroft. LeMay.

Van der Verken. Adams. Myers. Uchida. Bancroft. LeMay.

In lieu of attending Family Reunion 1 year ago

John Schell

John Schell

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Joe

Joe

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Fred and Cathy Myers

Fred and Cathy Myers

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Jillian Steinhauer

Jillian Steinhauer

1 year ago

Shira Moss

Shira Moss

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Beena Ahmad

Beena Ahmad

DONATION: $100

For Maryanne & Gordon 1 year ago

Debra Taube

Debra Taube

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Key Brothers

The Key Brothers

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Marcia & Herb

Marcia & Herb

In honor or John 1 year ago