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Woman Pays The Bond Of A Woman Being Held In ICE Detention Center

Helping migrants being held in detention centers is high on the list of many who want to help. And, according to several organizations, the greatest way we can help them is by paying for their bonds so that they can get out of detention.

One woman’s story of paying a migrant’s bond has gone viral – but she wants you to know that she didn’t share the story because it’s a big deal. She shared the story because it shouldn’t be a big deal for someone who can afford it to do what they can to help those less fortunate.

This woman’s name is Julie Sharron and she paid the bond of a woman named Daymi – allowing Daymi to finally leave the detention center she was in and reunite with her two kids.

She gathered up the paperwork and set out to help Daymi the best way she could.

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After figuring out what she had to do, she got in touch with a friend who works with Immigrant Families Together. Julie knew she wanted to help a mother, father, or young person – but she’d help anyone she could help get out of detention.

Through her friend, Julie learned about a 28-year-old woman named Daymi. She has two kids (5 and 6 years old) that she’s not spoken to since she was thrown in detention.

She immediately went to her bank to withdraw the money she’d need, got a cashiers check payable to the Department of Homeland Security, and filled out the mountain of paperwork. She also went to Target to buy some much-needed supplies for Daymi.

She was in line by 6:45 am at the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles.

Credit: Julie Sharron / Facebook

Julie was one of the first in line at the Federal Building in Downtown LA. When she finally made it upstairs to the ICE waiting room, she noted she was surrounded by families and nervous, tired people.

Daymi’s bond went through. Julie says she could barely breathe as she walked out of the office.

Julie has since updated her Facebook with a photo of her and Daymi.

Credit: Julie Sharron / Facebook

She also added a photo of her grandparents who had inspired her to do what she could to help Daymi.

Credit: Julie Sharron / Facebook

According to Julie, the money she had in her savings (which she used to bail out Daymi) came from her grandparents.

Her grandaprents had been arrested by Germany’s Gestapo and put in coentrention camps. She says: “They came to America after the war to seek asylum and were able to build a life for themselves, putting away money for their grandkids. I cannot think of a better use for it.”

While Julie’s friends took to Twitter to share just how important it is that we do whatever we can to help.

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Julie’s friend is absolutely right. There is an emergency taking place and all of us need to be doing what we can to help those who need it most.

Posting bail is in fact, according to many immigration experts, the best way you can help migrants.

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According to several organizations, 68% of detained immigrants released on bond have ultimately prevailed in their court proceedings. Posting bond truly can help change the lives of migrants seeking a better life in the US.

Many on Twitter pointed out that those who post bail and get out of detention have a better chance at winning their cases in court.

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So how will you help? Take a look at here for suggested organizations you can donate to or other ways you can help migrants being detained by the Trump administration.

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