Almost 300,000 Virginians are at risk of deportation.
Every day, hundreds of immigrants are held in detention centers in Virginia, where COVID-19 outbreaks have been common and deadly.
The detained are children, parents, loved ones.
They are our neighbors, our community.
They are us.
Having an attorney and being free from detention are both critical to enabling people to pursue their immigration cases and seek legal status.
CVILLE IMMIGRANT FREEDOM FUND SUPPORTS IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN PAYING LEGAL FEES AND ICE BOND.
"After spending 28 days in ICE detention, and starting an immigration process, my life was changing. After paying $6,000 dollars for the bond to allow me to continue my process outside, now I have to pay for a lawyer, but what happens when you don’t have people who can help you or maybe you lost your job as a result of the detention, where we can ask for help? This is why the Freedom Fund is important, they provide us with an essential monetary aid, so we can be able to recover our lives again."
—Eva Solano, chef, mother, Charlottesville resident, CIFF board member—
"I have been fleeing from my country because I am persecuted by criminals just because I witnessed one of their many crimes. They tortured me and tried to kill me so I had no choice but to come to the United States which is one of the safest countries in the world, I really have been very scared to return to my country because I will surely be tortured and killed. I was in ICE custody for about 5 months and now I will continue my asylum process."