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COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FOR VISITING IMMIGRANTS IN CONFINEMENT's Fundraiser:

Help Free Ricardo from Detention!

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THE STORY:

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Ricardo is a young man that has lived in Monterey County, California his whole adult life. At the age of 15 he fled alone from the violence in Mexico to enter the United States. He attended high school in California but was unable to graduate after experiencing racially motivated assaults, in which he was called “wetback” and beaten up. Since then he has worked a variety of jobs, but his employment has been hindered by his immigration status, lack of education, and poverty. He has had some law enforcement encounters for non-violent quality of life offenses, such as petty theft of food and clothes, which put him on Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s radar.

He is currently being held in detention while his deportation proceedings and asylum application are in process. He is also eligible for a U visa, as he was the victim of a violent assault in Salinas and the police department there certified that he was helpful with their investigation. The judge recently granted him a $15,000 bond and he has managed to raise the vast majority, $12,500, through his family.

He needs your help with the last few thousand so that he can be released while his visa application and asylum petition are pending. Please help us reach our goal and allow Ricardo’s case to receive a fair and thorough hearing!

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Ricardo es un hombre joven que ha vivido en el condado de Monterey, California toda su vida adulta. A los 15 años huyó solo de la violencia en México para venir a los Estados Unidos. Fue a la escuela secundaria en California, pero no pudo graduarse después de sufrir ataques de motivación racial, en los que lo llamaban "wetback" y golpeaban. Desde entonces ha tenido una variedad de puestos de trabajo, pero su empleo se ha visto estorbado por su estatus migratorio, la falta de educación y la pobreza. Ha tenido algunos encuentros con la policía por las ofensas no violentas de calidad de vida, tales como hurto pequeño de la comida y de la ropa, que llamaron la atención de la Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE).

Actualmente está detenido mientras se encuentran en proceso los procedimientos de deportación y su solicitud de asilo. También es elegible para una visa U, porque fue víctima de un asalto violento en Salinas y el departamento de policía allí certificó que ayudó con su investigación. Recientemente, el juez le otorgó una fianza de $15,000 y ha logrado recaudar la inmensa mayoría, $12,500, a través de su familia.

Necesita su ayuda con estos últimos miles para que pueda ser puesto en libertad mientras su solicitud de visa y petición de asilo están pendientes. Por favor, ayúdenos a alcanzar nuestro objetivo para que el caso de Ricardo reciba una audiencia justa y completa!

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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Roberta Upshaw

    $25

  • Jonathan Baum

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  • Wendy Palliser

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    $25

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  • Kit Argilla

    $50

  • Debra Taube

    $50

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