Every Penny Together Rising received from this campaign was distributed: $4,620,047.60
Estimated Number of People Who Contributed: 76,168
Date of Love Flash Mob: 5/29/2018 – $1 Million raised in 9 hours. $1.5 Million raised in first wave (6 days). $3 Million raised by 6/20/2018. $3.7 Million raised by 6/27/2018.
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, $487,000.00 on 5/31/18
To fund the work of a team of four lawyers and three legal assistants, responsible for representing every child in the Arizona detainment center and every one of their parents, to establish and maintain contact between child and parent, reunification of families, and safety and rehabilitation of each child.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, $315,000.00 on 5/31/18
To cover the costs of a lawyer and social worker who will be operating around the country and on the border to provide advocacy and healing to unaccompanied, detained children.
Safe Passage, $125,000.00 on 6/18/18
To provide a lawyer and part time paralegal for a legal advocacy organization for unrepresented children facing deportation. As children form lines in front of the courthouse, stepping in to face deportation hearings alone, these advocates step in to ensure that they are represented.
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), $200,000.00 on 6/18/18
To fund a new staff lawyer expert in child protection law to support the pro bono lawyers, a new social services coordinator and 33 pro bono training presentations to train more volunteer attorneys to represent children and reunify them with their families.
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), $344,787.69 on 6/22/18
To provide family reunification for 2,000 families by funding a new Family Reunification Supervising Attorney, Family Reunification Staff Attorney, and Family Reunification Legal Assistant.
To pay for two children’s staff attorneys who will provide full legal representation for 100 unaccompanied children who have been released from detention, along with other associated costs.
Safe Passage, $125,000.00 on 7/2/18
Provide representation to fifty unaccompanied immigrant children who have been relocated to New York from the border, and are not with their parents.
Al Otro Lado, $500,000.00 on 7/2/18
To develop a screening and referral system throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to identify parents who have been deported without their children and to refer them to attorneys to work on reunification and representation of the child in the U.S.
To hire two attorneys and two paralegals to help with reunification and to represent families who have been separated.
To hire a staff member to work with separated families in Los Angeles to coordinate mental health, medical, and other social services required by parents and children as a result of the trauma of separation.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, $309,000.00 on 7/2/18
To provide bond funds for all immigrant parents and guardians in detention in Washington State whose children were taken from them at the border. The bond funds will allow the detained parents to be removed from detention pending the completion of their asylum claims and immigration proceedings.
Immigrant Defenders Law Center, $500,000.00 on 7/5/18
To represent all separated parents from Southern California local detention facilities and facilitate reunification with their children.
To locate and provide representation to the parents of the nearly 70 separated children who are already their clients.
To provide social services and resources to reunited families required as a result of the trauma of separation.
Texas Civil Rights Project, $270,00.00 on 7/9/18
To hire a six-month visiting attorney and a new mid-level attorney, as well as fund a program director and paralegal position to advocate and reunify separated families.
To fund the costs of bilingual private investigators, translators, and travel required in connection with the advocacy and reunification efforts.
KIND, $133,600.00 on 8/20/18
To hire a full-time attorney, a case management professional, and a social worker to help reunited families connect with mental health, medical, housing and other resources — as well as vital trauma recovery services.
Al Otro Lado, $285,000.00 on 8/22/18
To hire a full-time Director of Family Reunification and a paralegal.
For travel expenses for parents who need to travel back to the US to pick up a detained child.
For mental health costs and reintegration services for reunified families.
For Indigenous language interpreters to communicate with deported parents and detained children and to speed up reunification with their children.
Immigrant Defenders Law Center, $336,980.00 on 8/28/18
For the Family Unity Project to hire an additional full-time staff attorney for two years to maximize attorney time focused on detained parents who unknowingly signed away their rights to be reunified with their children and a full-time Program Associate to assist with Community Defense efforts.
Justice in Motion, $250,000.00 on 10/12/18
To locate parents deported without their children, advocate for their reunification wishes, and handle the legalities & logistics of bringing families back together, doubling the Defender Network — a group of 40 organizations and law firms across Central America who:
Travel throughout Central America to locate and make initial contact with the deported parents deemed by the administration “ineligible” for reunification with their children.
Obtain signatures, documents, and coordinate travel and other activities to reunite parents with their children; and connect parents to U.S. lawyers to facilitate reunification.
Justice in Motion, $55,000.00 on 11/30/18
To continue work detailed above.
Al Otro Lado, $150,000.00 on 3/5/19
For support, advocacy, and reunification of separated families.
Other Expenses, $8,679.91 on 3/11/19 – 3/27/19
For 13 families after crossing the Border with Together Rising on March 2 in order to be reunited with the children who were taken from them, were re-detained for 42 days. These funds went to pay for food for the 13 families while they were detained as well as pay for them to be able to make phone calls to their children and advocates. Additionally, these funds were for immediate physical needs for families who were immediately reunified after March 2 crossing.
Al Otro Lado, $225,000.00 on 4/12/19
For advocacy of reunified families, as well as support of sponsor families caring for newly reunified families as they await asylum proceedings.
5/29/2018 – Emergency Love Flash Mob for the Children
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