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Democratic fundraiser ActBlue processing donations for illegal immigrant bail fund

The goal of the donations is to end "the mass incarceration of black immigrants and level the playing field of equity in due process," the fund's website states.

Published: November 26, 2023 7:43am

The Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue is processing donations for a bail fund to bail out black illegal immigrants, according to the fund's donation website.

The Black Immigrants Bail Fund is a project of the Haitian Bridge Alliance and the African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs, and donations are processed by ActBlue, per the donation page.

The groups provide "free assistance and relief to black immigrants in pursuit of Liberation and Justice," with the goal of ending "the mass incarceration of black immigrants and level the playing field of equity in due process; transforming one life at a time," according to the donation page. 

BlackImmigrantsBailFund.com says it is currently looking to "liberate 111 asylum seekers from Mauritania," a country in northwest Africa.

"We are not stopping until EVERY Black Immigrant in ICE detention is FREE. We will not let any Black immigrant’s freedom to hinge on their wealth because we believe Black Lives Matter no matter where they were born," the donation page also states. 

Immigration judges can allow illegal immigrants to bond out of detention after assessing the potential risks the immigrants may pose to the public and whether they are considered a flight risk, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ActBlue says it has received billions of dollars in donations from millions of people since it was founded in 2004. The fundraising platform is used by candidates, political organizations and nonprofit organizations.  

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