"This is the money from my book sale. I hope that you never get separated again. I hope no families get separated, ever. "  -- Felix, 8yrs  


“Este es el dinero de mi venta de libros. Espero que nunca se separen de nuevo. Espero que ninguna familia vuelva a ser separada, nunca. – Felix, 8 años de edad.

Women's History Month

Director, Julie Schwietert Collazo with

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, 

Rep. Carolyn Mahoney and 

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas honored for her/our and your work with Immigrant Families Together. 


Queens Gazette

Congressional Record

Queens Daily Eagle


Photo courtesy: The Astoria Bookshop

2019 Woman of Distinction

Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Announces Julie Schwietert Collazo As 2019 Woman Of Distinction Honoree

Senate Deputy Leader Michale Gianaris  and Julie Schwietert Collazo

“Immigration policy is personal for so many of us in Queens who come from immigrant families. This federal government’s anti-immigrant agenda is un-American and shameful. Thankfully, good people like Julie are organizing and fighting back,” 

said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris

“I am honored to support her work with Immigrant Families Together and pleased to recognize her as a Woman of Distinction.”

How We are Helping

Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy.  We have mobilized to help parents currently detained through the following immediate actions:


  • Raising of bond funds through coordinated crowdfunding and individual giving in order to post bond for parents separated from their children at the US/Mexico Border.
  • Paying bonds and providing pro bono legal representation when possible to fulfill all legal responsibilities while awaiting trial so that they may be with their children.
  • Arranging safe transportation from state of detention to the city where children are currently in foster care. 
  • When needed, finding longterm housing in the destination city while they await trial.
  • Connecting parents in cities with resources in order to sustain them during the process of being unified with their children.  
  • Working with local organizations and government to expedite the process of achieving full custody of their children while they await trial.
  • Providing food, housing and medical assistance when needed to our families.  

Yeni Gonzalez leaving Eloy Detention Center

Yeni Gonzalez leaving Eloy Detention Center

Partners

International Rescue Committee

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International Rescue Committee is partnering with us 

as well as an incredible team of interfaith communities.  



El Comité de Rescate Internacional / International Rescue Committee está trabajando en conjunto con nosotros y un increíble equipo de comunidades. 


LUMOS

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Lumos, the foundation founded by J.K. Rowling partners with us to accomplish our shared mission of reuniting families and helping them to rebuild their lives and recover from the trauma they have endured.

Miles4Migrants

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Miles4Migrants partners with us to provide transportation to reunite many of our new families upon release from detention. 

Hello Bello

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Hello Bello, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's premium eco friendly diaper company, partners with us to provide our families' diapers.  

Casper

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Casper partners with us to provide beds to families. 

Separated and Counting

Now This

"You don't have to wait for the government to to do what you are socially responsible to do"


Francisco Collazo - Cofounder

Immigrant Families Together

Como Estamos Ayudando

El grupo de Familias Inmigrantes Unidas es un grupo de ciudadanos determinados a reunir en una manera rapida aquellas familias que fueron separadas por la politica de cero tolerancia.  Nos hemos mobilizado para ayudar a los padres de las siguientes maneras:


  •  Reuniendo fondos con donaciones para pagar sus fianzas.
      Pagar fianza, y proveer asesoría legal para cumplir con todos los requisitos legales necesarios mientras esperan ser reunidos con su hijos.
  • Organizamos el transporte desde el centro de detención a el estado donde se encuentran sus hijos.
  • Cuando necesario, buscamos alojamiento para los padres mientras esperan su juicio legal.
  • Conectamos a los padres con recursos locales que puedan ayudarlos a sustentarlos mientras esperan el ser reunidos con sus hijos.
  •  Trabajamos con organizaciones locales y gubernamentales que puedan ayudar a expeditar el proceso de custodia mientras esperan su juicio.
  • Servicios para incluir servicios de referencia legal, ayuda y tener equipos de respuesta rapida para asistir a detenidos & familias recientemente liberados.

Yeni Gonzalez leaving Eloy Detention Center

Yeni Gonzalez leaving Eloy Detention Center

"In honor of my precious grandchildren. All children deserve to be protected and cherished, and their parents deserve to be supported in trying to protect and take care their families."  -- Liz


“En honor a mis preciosos nietos. Todos los niños merecen ser protegidos y apreciados, y sus padres merecen ser apoyados en tratar de proteger y cuidar de sus familias.” – Liz