Almost 300,000 Virginians are at risk of deportation.
Every day, 1,200 immigrants are held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in Virginia.
They are children, parents, aunts, and uncles.
They are neighbors, community, and country.
They are us.
Having an attorney and being free from detention enables 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 start a immigration process, my life was changing. After pay $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 a 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 very scared you 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."