The Texas nonprofit group RAICES will offer the administration $20 million in donations in order to release 2,500 immigrant mothers from detention.
The group held a press conference Tuesday to demand that the administration accept the bond check and that the government reunite families quickly.
RAICES raised the $20 million through grassroots donations from donors all around the country.
“We will write every single individual bond check. The administration’s actions have already put a moral stain on the United States, and failure to accept this bond check will only delay and put reunification at risk.” — Jonathan Ryan, executive director of Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
This incredible display of solidarity comes as the administration failed to meet the court-ordered deadline to reunite all immigrant children under the age of 5 with their parents Tuesday.
A San Diego federal judge extended the deadline, giving the administration more time to reunite the 100 or so “tender-age children.”
“Today marks the 14 day deadline imposed by Judge Dana Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California that required the Administration to reunite children under five with their families. But the fact that the Administration is only expected to reunite 54 of the 102 children identified is cause for concern not only in Congress but among the American people.” — Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX)
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