Sara Huser launches GoFundMe campaign to free students from ICE detention

Sara Huser launches GoFundMe campaign to free students from ICE detention

Sharaf Maksumov / Shutterstock.com

Sara Huser, a member of the Illinois Education Association, has initiated a GoFundMe page to raise money. The money will be spent on the fight to free her student from the detention center of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Huser worked as a school counselor at Crystal Lake Central High School. Meydi Guzman Rivas, a student of Huser, was taken into custody by the ICE.

Husar said, “We can do better for our students. What is happening to Meydi is wrong.” She told that Meydi escaped her country of Honduras due to the violence there. She called this act of the ICE “unspeakable”. Husar added, “We should wrap our arms around these children.” Rivas is a senior student at Crystal Lake Central High School.

According to the school, she was going to get her graduate degree in May 2020. The ICE took her into custody on October 16. Rivas is currently present in a detention center in Pulaski County in Southern Illinois. Rivas came to the US with her father in 2018. According to the US Government, Rivas and her father missed a court hearing in February.

The ICE officials took Rivas and her father into custody when they appeared in the court in October. They were detained by the ICE for missing the February court hearing. Husar said, “We are raising money to fight for the freedom of Meydi.” She added that she had no political intentions. The local community members and attorneys supported Rivas. Husar said that Meydi still needed money for her court fees and phone to communicate.

Beth Vonau, a Crystal Lake Attorney, said, “We are trying to help a girl who fled her homeland after being gang-raped and told she would become the property of that gang.” He added that she deserved to be graduated with her class in May. Rivas fled her country with her father. Huser has raised $3000 through this campaign and the goal is $5000.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Program Cuts Forcing City Colleges Faculty to Stand Up
City Colleges of Chicago faculty members will be registering their protests through a rally at
University of Illinois Springfield releases Return to the Prairie plan on Wednesday
The students are going to return to campus for fall classes at the University of
Safe Fall Semester Preparations
Joliet Junior College announced in Mid-May that it would be holding all fall lectures online,
JJC Students & Employees utilizing the remote opportunities
The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed a lot, and Joliet Junior College has also come under
Awards for Phi Theta Kappa Members
Joliet Junior College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society’s student’s hard work is being recognized
Pritzker praises Advances Placement students improving grades
The Illinois State Board of Education praised the increase in the scores of the Advanced
JJC students speaks about power of empathy during Annual General Session of college on Jan. 8
Shalma Marin and Aaron Wyncott, the students of the Junior Joliet College, appreciated the support
Indian Bureau of Immigration orders German student to leave India
The Bureau of Immigration officials ordered a German Student to leave India as he was
Indian student denies taking gold metal against Citizenship Act
The protests against the controversial Citizenship Act have been increasing with the passage of every
Huge protests in New Delhi University against new citizenship law, 100 injured
Police used tear gas shells and sticks against the protestors in a prime institute of