Support Marcial and Virgina’s family separated by ICE

For: Virginia Morales
Rome, NY
Organizer: Jeffrey Courter
Support Marcial and Virgina’s family separated by ICE (Virginia Morales)
$2,792
of $5,000 goal
55% Complete
Raised by 45 donors

The Story

On  April 18, farmworker Marcial De Leon Aguilar was detained by ICE  (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) while he was working at a dairy  farm in Rome NY. The detention happened in front of two of his four  children, ages 6 and 8, while they were waiting for the school bus.  His  wife, Virginia, who is 7 months pregnant, was at a doctor’s  appointment. When she came back Marcial was gone and his children were  traumatized.  


Marcial  is a hardworking and responsible father and he is well regarded by his  employer, John Collins, who has talked publicly about the unjust  detention and his own experience as the 9 officers who arrested Marcial,  stormed in to his property without a warrant. Mr. Collins was even  handcuffed and his phone was thrown on the road as he tried to record  the warrantless intrusion in to his property to arrest of one of his  employees.   


HOW WE CAN HELP
Marcial  is still in detention and his family is in extreme need of support. The  donations will go directly to the family for any expenses or needs they  have while Marcial is in detention.  Virginia an her family are grateful for any donation, no matter how small, to keep their family together and safe. 


We will not let our neighbors suffer alone! 


You  can also go to the Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network  Facebook page to get involved further and learn more about local efforts  to defend and support our communities. 


More information about Marcial’s unjust detention here: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2018/04/upstate_ny_farmer_says_ice_officers_stormed_his_farm_without_a_warrant_cuffed_hi.html http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/04/ice_owes_public_some_answers_about_tactics_used_in_rome_farm_raid_editorial.html  

ABOUT THIS DONATION PAGE: This page is created and managed by Rev. Jeff Courter, a Presbyterian minister of a nearby community church. The family   approved and knows of this page.  This is from someone who knows the family and the family has  approved this fundraiser.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 12, 2018

Posted on May 12, 2018

We are close to halfway to our goal - many thanks to those who have generously given to help!


Posted on April 23, 2018

Posted on April 23, 2018

We've started to receive contributions - thanks to all who have shared!

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