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Julio Barahona Exodus Fund

$34,274.43 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

Joseph Berra
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Matthew Colwell
Scott Doyle
Sandie Richards
Harlan Dalzell
David Yellin
Denise Stanley
Michelle Macey
Valerie Hart
Julie Tiede
Edie Trimmer
John Steele
Donna Ambrogi
marshall blesofsky
Margaret Ernst
Cam Nguyen
Laura Harris
Ruth MacNaughton
Hanna McFall
W S
Jessica Vosburgh
Leonard Olsen
  • Joseph Berra
    donated 2017-08-31 11:18:27 -0700
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    donated 2017-08-30 14:50:00 -0700
  • Matthew Colwell
    donated 2017-08-30 12:44:36 -0700
  • Scott Doyle
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-28 15:36:00 -0700
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $3100 brings a hunger striker home! Join me!
  • Scott Doyle
    @scribbllrr tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-28 15:35:55 -0700
    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=21885
  • Scott Doyle
    donated 2017-08-28 15:35:18 -0700
  • Sandie Richards
    @sandierichards tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-28 15:13:19 -0700
    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=11957
  • Sandie Richards
    donated 2017-08-28 15:13:04 -0700
  • Harlan Dalzell
    donated 2017-08-28 14:51:31 -0700
  • David Yellin
    donated 2017-08-28 11:41:05 -0700
  • Denise Stanley
    donated 2017-08-26 08:30:09 -0700
  • Michelle Macey
    donated via 2017-08-25 18:10:14 -0700
  • Valerie Hart
    donated 2017-08-25 14:58:54 -0700
  • JulieTiede
    @JulieMTiede tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-25 14:33:10 -0700
    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=21881
  • Julie Tiede
    donated 2017-08-25 14:32:21 -0700
  • Edie Trimmer
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-25 14:23:30 -0700
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $3100 brings a hunger striker home! Join me!
  • Edie Trimmer
    donated 2017-08-25 14:23:04 -0700
  • John Steele
    donated 2017-08-25 13:32:31 -0700
  • Donna Ambrogi
    donated 2017-08-25 10:34:13 -0700
  • marshall blesofsky
    donated 2017-08-25 10:15:52 -0700
  • Margaret Ernst
    donated 2017-08-24 20:39:52 -0700
  • Cam Nguyen
    donated 2017-08-24 16:44:33 -0700
  • Laura Harris
    donated 2017-08-24 15:24:18 -0700
  • Ruth MacNaughton
    donated 2017-08-24 10:07:53 -0700
  • Hanna McFall
    donated 2017-08-23 11:26:07 -0700
  • W S
    donated 2017-08-22 13:45:46 -0700
  • Jessica Vosburgh
    donated 2017-08-22 13:18:30 -0700
  • Leonardo Sen
    @LastCupLen tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-22 11:41:54 -0700
    Even $2.30 goes a long way towards justice for hunger striking asylum seekers and ending these daily tweets from me https://cluela.nationbuilder.com/adelanto?recruiter_id=21829
  • Leonard Olsen
    donated 2017-08-22 11:38:11 -0700
  • Abrir Cerrado
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-22 08:18:52 -0700
    Just made a donation to CLUE's Adelanto Bond Fund. Each $2300 brings a hunger striker home! Join me!

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