At the end of November, ICE agents picked up three men who were driving to work in Salt Lake City. The agents were looking for someone else, but once these men were in their custody, they decided to jail them anyways. Two of these men are brothers, the father and uncle of the kids pictured above.
We have confirmed that these kids’ father is in detention in Colorado. The family’s friends, family, school community, and extended network through the Red have raised funds for the family. Thanks to these funds, the family has been able to do some video chats with their father/husband. They have also been able to pay their rent for December without the main breadwinners. The rest of the funds already raised are going to pay for a trip out to Colorado for the family to visit the detention center. Anything left will begin to pay for legal fees.
These kids’ uncle has, unfortunately, already been deported to Mexico. We are working on making sure that he has what he needs there.
The next steps in the legal case to get these kids’ father home is to raise bail so that he can come home to fight his immigration case here, rather than in the detention center in Colorado. We don’t know how much it will be yet, but probably several thousand dollars. We must come together to support families who are being demonized and terrorized by arbitrary deportation. If you have anything else to give, it would be such a blessing for this family! Thank you, and happy holidays!