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 foundation dedicated to reuniting and supporting families separated at the US/Mexico border and providing humanitarian aid to our partners on the border. We raise money to bond out parents, grandparents and adult children to 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.
We are unable to accept GA/FL/NC donations at this time, as our charity registration as a 501c3 in each of those states has not yet been finalized.
"As a collective group of people, we can do something meaningful in a short amount of time — and that’s what keeps me going."
Separated: Children at the Border
Inside the Cross-Country Journey to Reunite an Undocumented Mother with Her Three Children
Kristen Bell celebrates her birthday by helping Immigrant Families Together
Redes sociales y crowdfunding: fórmula para enfrentar la "tolerancia cero"
CNN obtained audio of two hearings from immigration court at the Port Isabel Detention Center.
Democratic Senators Share Gut Wrenching Letter Written by Immigrant Parents in detention centers.
This special 'Greater Good' episode features the non-profit organization 'Immigrant Families Together'
ICE Denying Bond to Detained Parents
Inside the Trump administration's plan to reunite 2,500 immigrant children with their families
A podcast spotlighting the work of Immigrant Families Together.
An initiative of 40+ cities hosting poetry readings across the country in support of Immigrant Families Together.
Un orgullo hispano: Francisco y Julie Collazo han podido reunificar a 80 familias separadas en la frontera, gracias a su gran pasión y su fundación
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.
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.
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
"In our Separated and Counting series, we are focusing on families who were broken apart at the border and are coming together again. Manuel Bojorquez introduces us to two brothers, originally from Honduras, who were brought back together in New York after 183 days apart."
Family separation continues,
an emotional reunion facilitated by
Immigrant Families Together.
Separated 326 days, Angie was taken from her father on June 1, 2018. Immigrant Families Together paid Adelino's $8,000 bond so he could be released from the Adelanto detention prison and reunited with his daughter.
The majority of the families appearing in this documentary were assisted by Immigrant Families Together.
Francisco Collazo, co founder of Immigrant Families Together, with Junior Olvera tells the reunification story of 2 brothers after 6 months of being separated and held in a detention prison. 5/20/19
"Filled with joy that this organization is reuniting moms with their children! This is HOPE!" -- Barbara
4/26/19 Advocate of the Year Sunnyside Community Services Celebrates Local Heroes
4/25/19 Dining for Justice Dining For Justice Benefits Immigrant Families Together
4/02/19 KTAR -Amalia's asylum Guatemalan mom who crossed border into Arizona wins asylum case
3/12/19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Path to reunify some immigrant families runs through Atlanta suburb
03/09/19 NY Times Nick Kristof ‘An Angel From God,’ and Border Agents Took Her
3/01/19 Texas Monthly Why Are Separated Families Told They Must Use a Tiny Georgia Travel Agency to Reunite?
2/5/19 NBC Yeni at State of the Union Separated migrant families on Trump's State of the Union: 'We do not deserve all the damage'
1/18/19 Lumos A RESOLUTION TO CARE
1/17/19 Fast Company How these parents raised millions to fight Trump’s immigration policies
12/09/18 Food and Wine Queens Chefs Band Together to Support Immigrant Families
12/24/18 Baltimore Sun Spurred by Trump policy, Immigrant Families Together prompts Marylanders to collect food, help migrants
12/21/18 The Slot/Jezebel How a Network of Moms Is Posting Bail for Immigrants in Detention and Reuniting Families
07/26/18 From 'angry grandmas' to lemonade stands: How grass-roots groups stepped in to help separated families
06/20/18 Hundreds of Separated Children Have Quietly Been Sent to New York
06/30/18 Parents and Children Remain Separated by Miles and Bureaucracy
07/03/18 My Whole Heart is There
07/06/18 Listen to ‘The Daily’: One Family’s Reunification Story
07/16/16 What’s Happening With the Separated Children in New York?
07/20/18 Women Ask ‘What if It Were Me?’ and Rush to Aid Separated Families
6/27/19 How Regular Americans Can Help Reunite Migrant Families
07/11/18 Eight drivers, five days: A migrant’s emotional journey to find her daughter
07/03/18 Daily Mail UK Guatemalan mom who was separated from her children at the border six weeks ago is reunited with them in New York after being bailed out of an Arizona detention center by strangers and driven across the country
07/03/18 El Nuevo Día Una madre se reúne con sus hijos tras separación en la frontera
07/03/18 Le Soliel Après six semaines de séparation, une mère du Guatemala retrouve ses enfants
07/03/18 TV Nouvelles Une mère guatémaltèque retrouve ses enfants après six semaines de séparation
07/04/18 El Periodico Guatemalteca se reencuentra con sus hijos
07/04/18 France 24 Guatemalteca logra ver a sus hijos 45 días después de ser separados en la frontera de EEUU
07/12/18 Edmonton Journal Eight drivers, five days: A migrant's emotional journey to find her daughter
07/15/18 The Hindu US judge criticises plan to reunify families split at border
07/20/18 Arab News More than 300 older children split at border are reunited
02/19/19 Milas de Esperanza
07/14/18 Immigrant Children, Parents Reunited Faster Under New Court Order
06/22/18 Lawyer for Immigrant Mother Separated from 3 Children Says There's 'No' Guarantee of Reunion
07/01/18 AZ Central A Guatemalan mother is driving from the border to New York to find her separated children
07/02/18 A Guatemalan mother drives from border to New York to find her separated children
07/03/18 Guatemalan mom reunites with her children in N.Y. after border separation
07/05/18 AZ Central These moms united to help immigrant mother rejoin separated kids in NYC
06/28/18 Hello Giggles This N.Y.C.-based writer is helping a detained immigrant mom reunite with her kids
07/02/18 Talk Poverty Inside the Crowdfunding Campaign to Reunite a Family Separated at the Border
07/03/18 Scary Mommy Read This Migrant Woman’s Account Of Being Held By ICE And Share It Widely
07/03/18 The Patch Yeni Gonzalez travelled more than 2,000 miles to see three children ICE agents took away from her in May.
07/03/18 Press Herald Migrant mother reunited with children
Yeni Gonzalez's bond and travel expenses were paid for by a group of parents and artist from New York.
07/04/18 The Truth Out Inside the Crowdfunding Campaign to Reunite a Family Separated at the Border
07/06/18 Upworthy This group of friends made an amazing cross-country relay to reunite a mom with her kids.
07/18/18 Hello Giggles It's Kristen Bell's birthday, and she celebrated by helping bail an immigrant mom out of detention
07/19/18 Scary Mommy Kristen Bell Celebrates Her Birthday By Bailing An Immigrant Mom Out Of Detention
07/24/18 Grok Nation Julie Schwietert Collazo is helping families separated at the border, one mother at a time
08/10/18 Travel and Leisure How to Use Your Airline Miles to Reunite Immigrant and Refugee Families (Video)
12/03/18 Without Fail Podcast How One Mom Tried to Reunite Migrant Families
07/19/18 Young People Are Reuniting Immigrant Moms With Their Kids
07/02/18 Ny State Senate Senator Gianaris Calls for Abolishing ICE As He Welcomes Yeni Gonzalez to New York to Be Reunited With Her Children
07/04/18 FOX 31 Denver women help undocumented immigrant mom reunite with her kids
07/05/18 Nation of Change Inside the crowdfunding campaign to reunite a family separated at the border
07/12/18 Christian Century A separated family's long road to reunification
07/22/18 NY Mag A lucky break from activists can also save your life
10/18/18 NY Mag Julie Schwietert Collazo Reunited Migrant Mothers WithTheir Kids
07/03/18 K5 News Guatemalan mom reunites with her children in N.Y. after border separation
07/03/18 NBC Bay Area Guatemalan Mother's Emotional New York Reunion With Children, 6, 9 and 11, Separated From Her at Border
07/12/18 KARE 11 Reunited or deported? Mother in ICE detention faces the inevitable
07/14/18 Today Carpool moms and dads volunteer to drive immigrant parents cross-country
07/03/18 Migrant Parents Face Major Obstacles Before They Can Regain Custody Of Their Children
07/26/18 Hundreds of children remain separated from migrant parents as deadline looms
07/02/18 Rally Planned Tonight in Court Square to Welcome Mother Reuniting With Children After Border Separation
07/03/18 Dozens Gather in Court Square to Welcome Mother Reuniting With Children After Border Separation
07/05/18 Long Island City Mom Spearheads Massive Campaign to Reunite Mothers and Kids Separated at Border
07/05/18 New Straits Times Migrant mum reunited with kids
07/19/18 Las Vegas Sun A chaotic scramble to reunite migrant families by deadline
07/19/18 The Hollywood Reporter Kristen Bell and 'GLOW' Boss Liz Flahive Post Bond for Detained Mothers at Border
07/23/18 The Dallas News Could it get any tougher for immigrant detainees? High bonds are new hurdle
"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