My Life Was in Danger

Two mothers whose families face violence and extortion in Central America explain why they risked everything to take a perilous journey to the United States to build new lives here. The 15 year old son of one of them shares his experiences, too. 


Immigrant Families Together (IFT) is a rapid response group of volunteers who galvanized around the crises provoked by the zero tolerance policy. We raise money to bond out parents and reunite them with their families, and we provide ongoing support -legal, medical, housing, clothing food. and more-to these families as they proceed thorough their legal cases. 

Donate Here

More Videos

PBS: Frontline Special Series


Separated: Children at the Border 




Inside the Cross-Country Journey to Reunite an Undocumented Mother with Her Three Children


Democratic Senators


Democratic Senators Share Gut Wrenching Letter Written by Immigrant Parents in detention centers. 


CNN Español

Image CNN Espanol Julie Schwietert Collazo

Redes sociales y crowdfunding: fórmula para enfrentar la "tolerancia cero"


CNN: Chris Cuomo

Image CNN audio from immigration court

CNN obtained audio of two hearings from immigration court at the Port Isabel Detention Center.


Kristen Bell

Image Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell celebrates her birthday by helping Immigrant Families Together


CUNY TV Digital Series


This special 'Greater Good' episode features the non-profit organization 'Immigrant Families Together'


MSNBC: Rachel Maddow

Image Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC

ICE Denying Bond to Detained Parents


CBS News


Inside the Trump administration's plan to reunite 2,500 immigrant children with their families


CNN: Cuomo Prime Time

CNN Cuomo Prime Time Jose Orochena

A mother separated from her children will get to visit but not be given custody of her biological children because they are now in the foster system.


CNN: Cuomo Prime Time


Yeni Gonzalez, a Guatemalan mother, was reunited with her kids. Her children will remain in the US foster care system until they can be legally reunited.


NY 1

Image Spectrum News NY 1 Josh Rubin A mothers Journey

A Mother's Journey - 4 Part Series 

NY1's Josh Robin follows the story of a woman after her release from an immigration detention center in Arizon


"Filled with joy that this organization is reuniting moms with their children! This is HOPE!" -- Barbara

Online Press & Videos

Various Outlets

2/5/19 NBC Yeni at State of the Union

1/18/19 Lumos

1/17/19 Fast Company

12/24/18 Baltimore Sun

12/21/18 The Slot/Jezebel

Online Press and Radio

Foreign Press

07/03/18 Daily Mail UK 

07/03/18 El Comercio

07/03/18 El Nuevo Día

07/03/18 Le Soliel

07/03/18 TV Nouvelles 

07/04/18 El Periodico

07/04/18 France 24  

07/12/18 Edmonton Journa

07/15/18 Channel News Asia

07/15/18 The Hindu

07/20/18 Arab News

Wall St Journal

Washington Post



07/01/18 AZ Central



07/05/18 AZ Central

US News and World Report

Various Outlets

06/28/18 Hello Giggles

07/02/18 Talk Poverty 

07/03/18 South Dakota Public Radio

07/03/18 Scary Mommy

07/03/18 The Patch

07/03/18 Press Herald

07/04/18 The Truth Out

07/06/18 Upworthy

07/10/18 QNS 

07/11/18 Queens Gazette

07/18/18 Hello Giggles 

07/19/18 Scary Mommy

07/24/18 Grok Nation

12/03/18 Without Fail Podcast

CBS and Affiliates

KTAR New 92.5 FM

NBC and Affiliates

07/02/18 NBC Philadelphia 

07/03/18 K5 News

07/03/18 NBC Bay Area

07/12/18 KARE 11 

07/14/18 NBC -2

07/31/18 TODAY

Teen Vogue

Various Outlets

07/02/18 Ny State Senate 

07/03/18 WESM

07/04/18 FOX 31

07/05/18 Nation of Change

07/09/18 The Mercury News

07/10/18 NPR Michigan Radio

07/12/18 Christian Century

07/12/18 A Plus

07/19/18 A Plus 

07/22/18 NY Mag

10/18/18 NY Mag

ABC and Affiliates

07/02/18 ABC 7 NY

07/03/18 WFAA


Long Island City Post

NY Daily News

"I have joined the CA group and will spread the word to my West coast friends. The village is big and we can come together on many fronts. Thank you for starting this movement!"-- CJ