Luther Place is a community that is not neutral around issues of injustice. In the past few weeks, we have had our collective hearts broken over a new policy of family separation at the border. But there IS something we can do, even from here in Washington, DC. Parents separated from their children at the border (and other immigrants placed in detention) can’t get released from ICE custody to reunite with their families until they pay the full amount of their immigrant bonds. Bonds are set at a MINIMUM of $1,500, and are usually in the range of 5-10 thousand dollars, even for asylum seekers without any criminal history.
Luther Place is making a donation to directly fund legal support for detained separated parents and the direct funding for bonds to get parents released. After talking to friends and colleagues on the border, we have landed on RAICES Texas. We invite you to join us in our support.