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Help Immigrants after Texas Raid

$48,332 of $160,000 goal

Raised by 867 people in 23 days
(En Espanol debajo) 

On August, 28 at 8 AM, over 160 immigrant workers were forcibly taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Paris, Texas while they were working to provide for their families at Load Trailers, LLC.

Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative agency of ICE, claims the raid is an attempt to target “abusive employers,” but over 160 immigrant workers have been detained and are now separated from their families.

The Iglesia Evangelica Filadelfia of Paris is among the first responders to this community crisis and is fundraising to provide legal and financial support to the more than 100 families. These families in many cases have lost the breadwinners and are in need of donations to pay basic expenses such as rent, utilities, and groceries as well as legal fees to try to keep their families together.

Please contribute to meet the urgent needs of the immigrant community in Paris, Texas. All donations will be processed by Iglesia Evangelica Filadelfia to ensure they reach the families directly affected by the crisis generated by this horrific workplace raid.

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El 28 de agosto por la mañana, más de 160 trabajadores inmigrantes fueron sacados de su trabajo por agentes de inmigración en la ciudad de Paris, Tejas. Está redada inhumana fue hecha mientras estos empleados trabajan en la compañía Load Trailers, LLC, como todos los días para poder mantener y sacar adelante a sus familias.

La Agencia de Seguridad Interna, una agencia de investigativa migratoria, alega que esta redada fue para atacar a empleadores abusivos, sin embargo 160 trabajadores inmigrantes cayeron víctimas de este evento y fueron detenidos, y ahora están en riesgo de ser separados de sus familias.

La Iglesia Evangelica Filadelfia de París es una de las primeras en responder a esta tragedia y está recaudando fondos para brindar apoyo legal y económico a estas familias. La mayoría de estas familias han perdido al sustento económico de la casa y tiene necesidad de donaciones para pagar las cosas básicas como la renta, recibos y comida, así como también dinero para ayuda legal para poder intentar detener la deportación de sus seres queridos.

Por favor contribuye para poder ayudar a esta gran necesidad de la comunidad inmigrante de Paris, Tejas. Todas las donaciones van a ser procesadas por la Iglesia Evangelica Filadelfia para asegurar que lleguen a las familias afectadas por esta crisis generada por esta horrible redada.
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Thank you for your support. I'm writing to let you know that we are going to start distributing funds to families in need on Friday. Rent was due at the beginning of the month for a lot of families, and bills are stacking up.

I wanted to let you know the process we have laid out. I am a member of the Paris community and I am going to be withdrawing the funds in my name. Evangelica Iglesia Filadelfia is going to help me coordinate the fund distribution, by bringing the families together to the church and creating that space for families to come together and seek support. We will be writing checks out to each family from my account, where the funds are being disbursed from GoFundMe.

Please get in touch with any questions and thank you for your support!
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Thank you for helping us reach over $41,000 in donations!

It's been a long week since the raid at Load Trail, LLC in Paris, Texas that took 160 people from their families. Some of the people have been released, but the majority are still in detention living in difficult conditions.

As you can imagine, the affected families are not only worried sick about their loved ones in detention, they are financially devastated, scrambling to find ways to pay their bills, buy groceries, and medicine.

Please help us reach our goal of $160,000 so that we can help relieve some of their financial pressure. Thank you so much for your support!
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