Donations To RAICES Texas Will Help Migrants Pay Bond

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RAICES Texas is helping migrant families reunite — and you can help them too

If you’ve been left feeling helpless and heartbroken by the daily stories of suffering children and families at the border, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s an organization on the ground committed to helping those struggling to claim asylum at the border and being detained and separated from their families in the process.

The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a non-profit agency that “promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.” They describe themselves as “an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state.”

In the last few days, RAICES has ramped up fundraising efforts in order to help reunite families separated at the southern border of the United States. They’re using donated funds to pay for bonds and get people out of detention — and back with their loved ones. So far, they’re helped reunite 58 families.