Release for Roberto: Update on the Adelanto Hunger Strikers

After being detained for 13 months in Adelanto Detention Center, Roberto, a political refugee and one of the hunger strikers, finally had his bail bond reduced from $20,000 to $3,000 by an Immigration Judge. Undocumedia, an L.A. based company owned by DREAMer Ivan Ceja and a generous organization, Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee from El Paso, TX – Cd. Juarez, MX, quickly mobilized and raised the funds to free Roberto.

Immigration Issues Team Leader, Yolanda, drove Roberto to his new home on Tuesday. She reports Roberto is adjusting well and he anxiously awaits the outcome of his pending refugee status and getting his work permit. He is very grateful for everyone’s generous donations – bail bond money, housing, clothes, shoes, toiletries, and a bicycle (courtesy of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club). He states: “I may never have a chance to thank them in person but they will always be in my heart and I will keep them in my daily prayers.”

Yolanda also reports that Jean‘s case is moving along. His lawyer, Mr. Aquino, will file the rest of the paperwork this week. The total money raised for Jean’s legal fees was $1,650. Thank you all for your generosity and we will report back as soon as we get more information.

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