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.
"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
Democratic Senators Share Gut Wrenching Letter Written by Immigrant Parents in detention centers.
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.
Kristen Bell celebrates her birthday by helping Immigrant Families Together
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.
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
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