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.
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.
ann arbor fundraiser - drinks for migrant justice
Kids Helping Kids - Lemonade Stand FUNDRAISER
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.
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.
Ana is home and reunited with her family. They are working through recovering financially and emotionally from the trauma of separation.
THE CHAOS BEHIND DONALD TRUMP’S POLICY OF FAMILY SEPARATION AT THE BORDER
CBS Sixty Minutes / Nov. 25, 2018
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.
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.