Freedom of Movement Matters Fundraiser
Giving Tuesday, marks the start of our Freedom of Movement Matters fundraising campaign! Through the end of the year, we will be sharing with you a closer look into Free Migration Project’s work and why it matters that we collectively work towards freedom of movement as a human right. This year we have a goal of raising $25,000 and you can help us achieve more by donating or becoming a sustainer of our work today. Free Migration Project is at an important juncture where we are growing as an organization, your support makes a real difference for us. Consider donating any amount towards our $25,000 goal today!
Adrianna, Alex & Dave
2022 Annual Report
Our Annual Report is here! Read all about what FMP has been up to this year. You can support our work by donating to our Freedom of Movement Matters fundraising campaign today! Read our 2022 Annual Report and all other annual reports here.
Victories in 2022
- Free Migration Project is celebrating a historic victory, the closure of the Berks County Detention Center. FMP is a key member of the Shut Down Berks Coalition, which has fought for years to close the prison. As we rejoice in this news, we demand that all women currently detained are released to their loved ones and not transferred to another prison.
- This year we continued our work with community members, medical professionals, and advocates on the End Medical Deportation Campaign to stop private deportation of undocumented patients by hospitals.
- We support our client Denis Calderon in his struggle to reunite with his family in the U.S. As a result of a wrongful conviction, Denis was deported to Peru in 2010. Denis had first come to the U.S. with his family as a young child. A pardon would allow him to reunite with his children and other family in the U.S.
- Free Migration Project represents more than 90 clients in their immigration proceedings. This year we have completed approximately 20 cases that resulted in citizenship, permanent residence, asylum, U visa, or other types of legal protection.
- The Border Abolition Study Group is one of our latest initiatives, co-hosted with Tsuru for Solidarity and Detention Watch Network. This is a free, bilingual, six-session space where we will cover topics like Border Abolition 101, Carceral Economies, and Decolonization. We believe in creating spaces to deepen our understanding of abolition and draw the connections between immigrants rights and prison abolition.