Support for Mississippi Immigrant Families

On August 8, Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) arrested 680 undocumented workers in food processing plants during a sprawling operation in southern Mississippi that officials touted as the largest immigration enforcement sweep in a single state in U.S. history.

What are the needs

  • Money for Bond Hearings.
  • Volunteer attorneys- Sign up HERE for MS Rapid Response Legal Support
  • Money for local organizations to respond to the needs of the community, families, and children.

Organizations on the ground in Mississippi: 

Legal Advocates/Lawyers on the ground in Mississippi: 

Organizations on the ground in Georgia: 

  • El Refugio (Serving Stewart)
  • Casa Colibri (Serving Irwin)
    • Hospitality and Visitation Ministry
    • FREE room and meals. Secure location close to the detention center
    • Call: (877) 545-2473
    • Info: casacolibrigeorgia@gmail.com– Managed by volunteers from the South Georgia Immigrant Support Network
    • *** No bond funds available, Georgia has the highest bonds usually around $12,000 per person
Legal support in Georgia:
For bond only: Southern Poverty Law Center (families need to provide bond money, they just get the people out)
Removal Defense: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta (low bono, sliding scale) 
Call (404) 890-5655 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or email immigration@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
Staff will return calls or email within 3 business days in the following languages: English, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Urdu.

 

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