Immigration activists raising money for 'resident crisis fund'

Immigration activists raising money for 'resident crisis fund'

URBANA — Immigration activists have gotten together to raise money for a "resident crisis fund" run by the Latino Partnership of Champaign County, and have already raised $2,4371.

On the fund's Gofundme page, the organization lists two main objectives for the money, with a total goal of raising $10,000: build an emergency fund for undocumented families and build up the volunteer-run group.

The hope is that the money will give immediate assistance with rent, food and legal fees for families affected by Immigration and Customs Enforcement detentions. And it notes that only a small portion of the donations will go toward office supplies and website hosting for the organization.

"Marching and rallying are not enough," the Gofundme post says. "Every member of this community must commit to making real, meaningful change in the lives of those who live in constant fear, who are hungry or unable to care for their children because of the inhumane behavior of law enforcement here in our county."

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