Kavana is proud to co-sponsor the Hanukkah Bond Fundraiser!
The Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice-NW (JCIJ-NW) is sponsoring a HANUKKAH BOND FUNDRAISER to raise money for the WAISN Bond Fund and secure the release of immigrants from the NW Detention Center. Please come, and invite your friends, too.
TICKETS: Just $36 each, tickets can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. All funds will go directly to the WAISN Bond Fund.
ABOUT THE JEWISH COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE NW:
Recognizing the need for a strong, regional Jewish voice on immigrant justice, the JCIJ-NW was formed in 2017 to coordinate and increase activism within the local Jewish community around immigrant and refugee justice. Motivated by the long history of Jews as refugees and immigrants, we draw inspiration from the Torah: “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Leviticus 19:34). The Jewish Coalition currently unites representatives from Temple Beth Am, Congregation Beth Shalom, Kadima, Kavana, Eitz Or, Kol HaNeshamah, and Bet Alef as well as other members of the Jewish community.
ABOUT THE BOND FUND:
The WA Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) Bond Fund will be underwritten by the Seattle Credit Union. This revolving bond fund will be used to bond individuals out of the NW Detention Center in Tacoma.
WHY A BOND FUND?
Individuals have an estimated 70% increased chance of winning their case if they are bonded out of detention. Once out of detention, they can compile evidence to defend asylum cases, earn income, hire lawyers (which individuals do not have the right to in immigration court), receive emotional support, be present for their families, and access adequate health care. Immigration judges set unregulated, arbitrary bond amounts, ranging from $1,500-$35,000. One fifth of immigrants in detention cannot afford to pay the bond amount and remain incarcerated in the detention center.
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