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Julio Barahona Exodus Fund

$35,764.43 raised
GOAL: $58,920.00

Established in honor of asylum seekers who protested deplorable conditions at the privately run Adelanto Detention Center northwest of Los Angeles that led to five attempted suicides, the Julio Barahona Exodus Fund helps meet the asylum seekers’ immediate needs while continuing the long fight to end the jailing of immigrants.

The suicide attempts, three of them successful, occurred between December 2016 and July 2017. A group of asylum seekers launched a series of hunger strikes to protest an unfair system, and lay and ordained clergy stepped up with CLUE to raise money to post bond for the hunger strikers, so they could reunite with their families and look for attorneys to represent them.

Join us in this struggle for the dignity and compassionate treatment of our brothers and sisters from other countries. Bond amounts average $15,000, and bail companies generally demand 20 percent ($3,000) to guarantee their loan. There is also an additional $800 “release fee.”

Some refugees have family members to help them come up with the money, but others have no extra help. On average, they come up short about $2,300, just on the bond. Each of us has been alone and friendless sometime, and any one of us would welcome help if we were facing such a challenge.

We thank you for your support!

Who's donating

Ashley Brockman
Cyd Thornton
Eileen Mathews
Lori Shapiro
Erin Schwarz
Laura Geisel
Rachel Nyback
Joanne Leslie
Curtis Raynor
Hector Umana
Luis Queche
David Farley
andrea keller
Josh Garrett
Carey Kayser
Edie Trimmer
Alyssa Sepinwall
Damien Petty
Brad Christerson
Jeff Marx
Barbara Feuer
Barrie Levy
Margaret Flood
Aaron Ritter
Gai Klass
Jessica Vosburgh
  • Ashley Brockman
    donated 2018-09-12 07:46:09 -0700
  • Cyd Thornton
    donated 2018-09-12 07:42:26 -0700
  • Eileen Mathews
    donated 2018-09-12 06:52:59 -0700
  • Lori Shapiro
    donated 2018-09-12 05:49:30 -0700
  • Erin Schwarz
    donated 2018-09-11 22:42:41 -0700
  • Laura Geisel
    donated 2018-09-11 21:03:25 -0700
  • Rachel Nyback
    donated 2018-09-11 18:44:48 -0700
  • Joanne Leslie
    donated via 2018-09-11 12:41:18 -0700
  • Curtis Raynor
    donated 2018-07-11 13:33:43 -0700
  • Hector Umana
    donated 2018-06-08 16:26:24 -0700
  • Luis Queche
    donated 2018-06-07 14:45:57 -0700
  • David Farley
    donated 2018-05-17 12:12:07 -0700
  • andrea keller
    donated 2018-05-03 19:03:46 -0700
  • Josh Garrett
    donated 2018-01-24 12:54:52 -0800
  • Carey Kayser
    donated 2018-01-19 18:38:45 -0800
  • Edie Trimmer
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-19 07:32:00 -0800
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $3100 brings a hunger striker home! Join me!
  • Edie Trimmer
    donated 2018-01-19 07:31:24 -0800
  • Alyssa Sepinwall
    donated 2018-01-09 21:20:04 -0800
  • Damien Petty
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-29 10:15:40 -0800
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $3100 brings a hunger striker home! Join me!
  • Damien Petty
    donated 2017-12-29 10:13:22 -0800
  • Brad Christerson
    @BradChristerson tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-26 21:03:56 -0800
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $3100 brings a hunger striker home! Join me! https://cluela.nationbuilder.com/adelanto?recruiter_id=22585
  • Brad Christerson
    donated 2017-12-26 21:03:12 -0800
  • Jeff Marx
    donated 2017-12-26 13:09:27 -0800
  • Barbara Feuer
    donated 2017-12-24 20:25:32 -0800
  • Barrie Levy
    donated 2017-12-23 17:40:54 -0800
  • Margaret Flood
    donated 2017-12-23 16:55:03 -0800
  • Aaron Ritter
    donated 2017-12-21 17:30:17 -0800
  • Gai Klass
    donated 2017-12-15 06:46:56 -0800
  • Jessica Vosburgh
    donated 2017-12-14 09:43:06 -0800
  • Disa Lindgren
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-22 20:39:02 -0800
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $3100 brings a hunger striker home! Join me!

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