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Message from San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
Your financial help needed for families affected by ICE Raids in Center, CO!
I am writing on behalf of the SLV Immigrant Resource Center in Alamosa,
Colorado. My name is Flora Archuleta and I am the Executive Director. As
many of you are aware there was a raid on Tuesday, April 17th at Worley &
McCullough Potato Farm and Processing Plant in Monte Vista, Colorado.
Nineteen people were detained, eight women, ten men and one juvenile male.
A fund has been established at the Alamosa State Bank in Alamosa, Colorado
to help the families affected by the raid.
Monetary Donations can me mailed to:
“Familia Fund” c/o SLV Immigrant Resource Center, P.O. Box 1534, Alamosa, CO
Donations can also be made by calling the Alamosa State Bank at:
719-589-2564, to send money directly to the “Familia Fund”.
All money will go to families affected by the raid to help pay rent, utilities, food,
clothing and basic necessities.
In the last couple of days, we have met with ten families that have been
directly impacted. One of the families impacted is a Guatemalan father and
his three children. The mother is one of the persons detained by immigration
on Tuesday. The father is now left with the entire responsibility to care
for his three children who are American citizens, because they were born in
The following are questions that were asked by the children:
“What is going to happen to my mother, why was she arrested, am I going to be
arrested, am I going to have to go to Guatemala, where is Guatemala?”
Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
Flora Archuleta, Executive Director
SLV Immigrant Resource Center
225 6th Street, Suite B
P.O. Box 1534
Alamosa, CO 81101
phone-719-587-3225 ext. 11