Freedom for Daniela!
Organized by: Natasha Ruelas
Success! Daniela will be free soon!
June 11, 2016
My friend D is a transgender woman locked up in immigration detention. She is a wonderful woman who has the most beautiful heart. She really looks out for everyone around her and she helped take care of me in hard times. She was abused in Mexico her whole life because of her trans identity. The cartels made her pay them every week to avoid being beaten. When she could no longer pay, they tortured her. She lived through it, but they found her again almost killed her. She was in her hometown taking care of her mother when the cartel called and said that if she did not pay them immediately they would kill her and her whole family. She tried to move to a different city in Mexico, but the cartel was there too. So she took a bus to the US border and lined up and asked for protection. The people at the border believed her story, because her body was proof, but they detained her immediately. She has been in the detention center for over 12 months now. Her pro bono lawyers got the judge to let her out if she can raise bailbonds, but it is $3500.00. I want to bring D into my home, but I have no money. D lined up at the border with nothing. If we can raise $3500 we can get her out of the detention center so she can fight her asylum case. Please help.