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Today, June 20th, ICF honors World Refugee Day by requesting your help to support the immigrants and asylum seekers in our border communities!

In order to support and respond to the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, ICF is raising funds and awareness for two local organizations in our San Diego-Tijuana Border region: Casa Cornelia Immigration Law Center and the San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP).  Casa Cornelia and the San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) are actively supporting and protecting migrants and their families with pro-bono legal work and emergency resources in response to human rights violations.

ICF is launching a giving campaign in order to match up to $30,000 in grants recently awarded to these organizations by the Latina Giving Circle and a generous individual donor.  Donations to the ICF Border Fund over the following weeks will go towards this goal and support Casa Cornelia and SDOP’s efforts in the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

Casa Cornelia is a San Diego based pro-bono law firm that operates in the public interest to serve the immigrant and indigent communities.  Focusing on victims who have suffered through human and civil rights violations, Casa Cornelia serves thousands of asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, and victims of crime.  Casa Cornelia’s mission involves educating the public on immigration law and policy and the community impacts thereof.

The San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) advocates for and works toward immigrant protection and support via a 24-hour hotline and emergency response network.  SDOP documents immigration enforcement activities and connects victims to resources and support networks in order to combat inhumane deportation.

If we surpass our goal, ICF will also match a generous $10,000 donation in support of Asylum Access Mexico (AAMX).  Founded in 2015, Asylum Access Mexico (AAMX) supports refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico by improving due process and providing access to justice.  Thanks to AAMX services, refugees, and asylum seekers are empowered to demand their rights and better prepared to navigate the refugee status determination process. AAMX’s staff ensures due process and protects rights to employment, education, safety, and freedom of movement in Mexico City, Palenque, Acayucan, Tenosique and Villahermosa. AAMX also provides refugees and asylum seekers with access to safe communities established throughout the country by their Hospitality Route initiative.

During this time of crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, please consider donating to ICF’s Border Fund to help support the organizations committed to protecting the affected families and individuals.

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