Last week I watched a mom reunite with her daughter after being separated from her for four years. The mother was released from the immigrant detention center in Aurora, but one of her young daughters still remains detained in another state far away.
I wish I could describe what it felt like to hear her crying tears of joy to see her daughter and at the same time, tears of terror not knowing if or when she would ever see her other child again.
Thanks to the generosity of the Casa community, we paid the travel costs so this family could reunite and begin the long, complicated process of finding the detained daughter and getting her back.
There are still moms and dads locked up in the Aurora who have detained children in other facilities. On Friday we are coming together to raise money to pay the bonds of these parents and their transportation expenses. The funds will also be used to send calling cards to parents behind bars so they can find their children and communicate with them.
You can find all the information on the Happy Hour Fundraiser here. I hope to see you there!
Families belong together,