A Fund for the Dignity of Immigrants Launching 2019
The Freedom100 Fund is a new impact investment opportunity that aims to provide an affordable solution for individuals and families affected by the U.S. immigration detention system.
This $1 million investment fund operated in partnership with nonprofit Freedom for Immigrants will leverage direct and charitable investments to post bond for 100 immigrants who are in “mandatory immigration detention.”
U.S. immigration detention is the government practice of incarcerating individuals while they await a decision on their immigration status, which takes years. Detained individuals sometimes have the chance to be released on a cash bond–like bail–while fighting their cases. However, many families cannot afford the high bond amounts set by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or by immigration judges, forcing loved ones to languish in detention indefinitely. This pushes families into poverty and creates emotional strain for both parents and children.
It’s time for a humane solution that allows families to stay together and lets individuals focus their efforts on winning their immigration cases. No person should be deprived of their liberty or their loved ones simply because they can’t afford to pay for their freedom.