family reunification OF Immigrant Minors
Hello Vuelo is currently fundraising for travel expenses related to the reunification of minors in U.S. detention centers with family members, loved ones, and sponsors.
We are working with organizations on the ground providing support to immigrant families, such as Make the Road NY, to ensure funding is reaching families in need.
Thousands of immigrant children - both accompanied and unaccompanied minors - are being held in detention centers across the country - trapped in a system that is difficult even for professional advocates to navigate. Legal staff, community organizations & volunteers are working hard to reunite children with sponsors (family members or friends of the family) in the US so they can be released to their custody.
For many family members & family friends, the cost of travel is expensive & difficult to pay for on short notice - they can be required to pay for airfare for child and round trip for sponsor which can cost thousands of dollars. Hello Vuelo is partnering with legal & community organizations on the ground, such as Make the Road New York, to fund travel expenses for sponsors, family members, and family friends with the goal of family reunification with minors.
ABOUT US: Hello Vuelo is a volunteer run non-profit organization - all donations go directly towards trips to reunite low income families. We are a small group of people who believe low wages should not keep families apart and wanted to do something about it. Hello Vuelo collaborates with amazing partner groups organizing low income communities for fair economic and immigration policies such as Make the Road NY, African Services Committee, UnLocal, Chinese Progressive Association, and more.