Our Mission:

Reuniting Families.

We help support the reunification of families by providing rides, housing, clothing and other essentials once the families have been released. We work closely with local advocacy groups to ensure the immediate needs of families are met, that they are supported until a long term plan for each family is determined, and that they are treated with respect and compassion.

NUESTRA MISIÓN:

Nosotros apoyamos la reunificación de las familias que han sido separadas. Proveemos aventones, alojamiento, ropa y otras necesidades para las familias que han sido liberadas. Trabajamos en conjunto con grupos locales de apoyo para atender a las necesidades de las familias, apoyarlas hasta que haya un plan a largo plazo para cada familia y asegurar que todas sean tratadas con respeto y compasión. 



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Kids Helping Kids - Lemonade Stand FUNDRAISER

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Thank you to all of the kids and families that sold lemonade and baked goods for donations to Immigrant Families Together. Overall, these stands raised over $6,500 to help families. We are continually amazed by the outpouring of support from the Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe and surrounding communities. A special thank you to WeGP for organizing the Grosse Pointe Fundraisers and to the amazing Ann Arbor volunteers for organizing the Ann Arbor Fundraisers.

photo by Elisa Gurulé

photo by Elisa Gurulé


ANA’s STORY

Video and Interview by Jennifer Sharp

Ana and her family are different from the other MSC families in that Ana is married to a US citizen. As they went through the immigration process to get her green card, the family ran into one terrible hurdle after another. Ana had been a member of a community in Michigan for years, followed the path to immigration and still ended up stuck in Mexico, away from her husband and children. Jennifer Sharp traveled to Mexico to interview Ana.

***UPDATE***

Ana is home and reunited with her family. They are working through recovering financially and emotionally from the trauma of separation.


Ever’s Story

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Gabriel’s Story

Please note that this family’s story was previously posted using different names. Given this family’s continued fear of persecution their names have been changed.  As one of the first families MSC helped to reunite, Gabriel and his now four year old son, Aden hold a special place in our hearts.  Gabriel is a kind and thoughtful man who adores his son. Gabriel, his wife Paola, and son left their home country in May of 2018 and made the dangerous journey to the US looking for refuge. They arrived at the border, but they were detained and separated. The little boy was taken away with no explanation and flown, alone, across the country to Michigan. He was reunited with his father last summer but remains separated from his mother.

***UPDATE***

Paola was just released from detention and is in route to see her son and husband after more than a year. Thanks to Immigrant Families Together, Miles for Migrants, and all the donors and volunteers that made this possible.

 

Michigan Support Circle is a division of Immigrant Families Together

Logo created by Kevin Martin

 
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Our Mission

We are a grassroots organization based in Michigan.  Our goal is to quickly respond to the changing requirements of the government in order to support detained and separated immigrant families. Working with other organizations, we fight for the reunification of families while providing immediate support and emergency aid to those recently released from detention centers. We believe that while all people ought to work for the reunification of families forced to separate, it is the particular responsibility of citizens to work to end the inhumane treatment of families seeking shelter here.

Learn More

 
 

“This is beyond separation, this is stealing. The government is stealing children from their parents. I cannot just sit by and do nothing.”

Rabbi Josh Whinston, Temple Beth Emeth / Read Full Article

 

 
 

Get Involved

Whether you're interested in donating time or money, goods or services, there are many ways you can make a positive impact.

contact our hotline

If you are directly affected by the government's separation policies, can help us get parents' contact information, or know immigration lawyers talking to parents, please call us.

LINEA DIRECTA 

Si usted ha sido afectado directamente por las políticas de separación del gobierno, puede ayudarnos a conseguir información de contacto para los padres de los niños en detención o si conoce abogados de inmigración que estén en contacto con los padres, por favor llámenos. 

Please note: Hotline/Línea Directa is managed by Immigrant Families Together, who refer families as appropriate to Michigan Support Circle.

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sister organizations

Explore more area groups providing advocacy for separated families and learn other ways to help.