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Parents who are fleeing persecution, violence, and natural disasters have been separated from their children upon arrival to the United States to seek refuge.  

Unfortunately, separating immigrant families is not a new policy.  In ICE detention, it’s the status quo. Freedom for Immigrants has been working with families separated by our immigration detention system for the last decade.

We can end these family separations by building community-based hosting and accompaniment groups.  

You can be part of this movement by pledging to become a host or a sponsor.

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*By adding your name here today, you are not becoming a host or a sponsor. You are simply pledging that if the United States were willing to respond to migration by supporting community-based alternative accompaniment programs, you would be willing for Freedom for Immigrants to contact you to support in one of these two ways.


In 2018, Noheli sought asylum the United States after fleeing from her home country of Venezuela. Instead of welcoming her, the U.S. government locked her up for four months in an immigrant jail where she developed an infection and grew increasingly sick. However, thanks to a network of advocacy and faith-based groups, including Freedom for Immigrants and the Kehilla Community Synagogue Immigration Committee, Noheli was released on bond and welcomed into the homes of several families so she could continue her asylum case on the outside. Featured in this video are Noheli and one of her host families who together are showing why immigration detention is unnecessary and the need for true community-based alternatives to detention like Freedom for Immigrants’ Sponsor Freedom initiative.