"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.

Immigrant Families Together Mission statement

A foundation dedicated

to reuniting and supporting immigrant families separated at the US/Mexico border and supporting border partners with humanitarian relief.  

The bond paperwork from our bonds

106 Bonds Paid - Over $971,500

This is the beginning of our work

We also provide as needed to our families:

  • Legal Counsel
  • Medical 
  • Housing
  • Food Security 
  • Transportation 
  • Clothing
  • Assistance to partners on the border  


Your support is crucial. 

Every dollar counts!

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



Logo GoFundMe.org

GoFundMe.org is proud to announce that it is now serving as Immigrant Families Together's fiscal sponsor for their online donations submitted to their Immigrant Families Together General Fund and offline  donations as of 7/1/19. All donations may be eligible for tax-exemption, and GoFundMe.org will issue donation receipts quarterly. 


Image of Miles4Migrants

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



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.



Casper partners with us to provide beds to families. 

Hello Bello


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

Seventh Generation


Seventh Generation partners with us to provide period care products to asylum-seeking refugees in need.  Seventh Generation’s mission is to transform the world into a healthy, sustainable & equitable place for the next seven generations.

Sesame Street in Communities


Sesame Street in Communities partners with Immigrant Families Together to provide our partners on the border with materials for families to create safe spaces during these trauma filled times in their lives.



6397 showed up for our partners on the border with a shipment of jeans and t shirts. 

Good Home Co.

Good Home Co. stepped up to not only provide our NYC families with cleaning products but also sent out partners on the border a shipment of castille soap and bug repellent.

LUX in Partnership with The CityPak Project

LUX logo

LUX,  a California Public Benefit Corporation, supporting humanitarian causes and keeping families together. in partnership with The CityPak Project provided 102 backpacks to our partners on the border. 


Bombas logo Bombas makes a donation of 5000 pairs of socks to immigrants on the border.

Bombas touched the lives of over 1000 immigrants from toddlers to adults with a donation of 5000 pairs of socks to our partners on the border in El Paso, TX. 


TomboyX supports the work Immigrant Families Together

TomboyX, whose brazenly unapologetic underwear made for all bodies and genders, provides underwear to migrants living in homeless shelters, on the street in tents and under tarps for our special projects on the border. 

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.”

The Senator cares about family reunification and supports immigration reform. 

Sen. Gianaris awarded Immigrant Families Together a $20,000 grant on our first anniversary.

Al Senador le importa la reunificación familiar y apoya la reforma de inmigración.

How We are Helping

Immigrant Families Together is a foundation committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policies.  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 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 and supporting  partners on the border doing the heavy lifting. 

Yeni Gonzalez leaving Eloy Detention Center

Yeni Gonzalez leaving Eloy Detention Center 

Now This

"You don't have to wait for the government 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