The Valdez family announced that it has raised $9,000 and an additional $2,415 from a Gofundme account of $6,000 needed that would total $15,000 for Jaime Valdez's immigration bond hold.
By H. Nelson Goodson
October 23, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona - On Thursday, the family of immigration reform activist Jaime Valdez announced that they only need $2,415 in donations to finally complete a total of $15,000 bond needed to secure his release from immigration detention while he challenges his deportation. The Valdez family raised $9K and a Gofundme account has raised $3,585 in the last 22 hours of its $6K goal.
Valdez was deported in February 2014 after spending a year in detention. Soon after, he decided to present himself at the Nogales Port of Entry so he could continue challenging his deportation. He strongly believes that he was deported because his father and supporters were staging a hunger strike outside an ICE facility and ICE retaliated by deporting him the same day of the protest. It has been nearly two years that he has been detained and has now been granted a $15K immigration bond so, he could get release and return to his family in Arizona, according to the Puente Movement who created the Gofundme account on October 22.
If you would like to donate $15 or more to free Jaime Valdez from immigration hold, go to the following link: http://www.gofundme.com/g5zbqk