gracias a ustedes, marius and joaquín are free!
Dozens of donations--ranging from $5 to $5000--flowed in to help both Joaquín and Marius get out of detention! Joaquín is a queer Central American whose judge in detention told him she'd reject his asylum claim even before hearing the merits of his case. Marius spent 7 months in detention and is one of just two African individuals we've ever seen granted a bond in El Paso. In total, their bonds were an outrageous $35,000.
Special agradecimientos to Grassroots Leadership, UndocuBlack Network, and anonymous donors who took special interest in their cases. Marius and Joaquín will now be able to pursue asylum in freedom, where they'll have a far greater likelihood of winning!