Support the release of five trans women!
As Christmas approaches, we of Las Crisantemas, an organization whose aim is the support of trans women in immigration detention and black LGBT asylum seekers, seek your help in raising $12,500 to support the release of five trans women from immigration detention in time for Christmas. Mia, who is from Honduras has been in immigration detention for more than a year and was recently been granted a bond of $5000. Sophia has been in immigration detention for more than six months, during which she has been discriminated against and segregated from other trans women. She is also from Honduras and has a bond of $3,000. Abigail, another trans women from Honduras has a bond of $1,500. While Samantha, an asylum seeker from Mexico, currently has a bond of $1,500. And, Emily a nineteen year old trans woman from El Salvador has a bond of $1,500.
In the case of Mia, Sophia, Abigail, Samantha, and Emily, your urgent support will allow them the ability to fight their cases from the outside, to reach out to family, to heal from not only the trauma of their histories, but also from the trauma of immigration detention. Your support will grant each of their cases more time to collect evidence and other information that their cases may need in order to be successful and ultimately receive asylum in the United States.
Any donation that you can provide will bring the goal of liberation for Mia, Sophia, Abigail, Samantha, and Emily that much closer, so that they can spend the holiday season outside of immigration detention.
Missing from our list here are all the women who were not able to secure bond, whether this be from lack of representation or other particularities, we acknowledge that the fight to #EndTransDetention continues.
Thank you for your continued support.
Art: Micah Bazant from #TransLiberationTuesday
“Trans Women Need ASYLUM #NOBANNOWALL”