Mid-Year Campaign


Dear Friends:


Thanks to you 722 immigrants had financial security and familial stability this year.  On behalf of them, thank you for protecting their lives and their dignity.

I recently helped Jamila, an undocumented mother of five U.S. citizen children, protect her family from her abusive husband, Noah.  Her marriage-something that was supposed to bring happiness and support- brought 12 years of physical and emotional abuse.  When Jamila was pregnant with their first child Noah would punch her in the face, kick her in the stomach, lock her out of the house, and threaten to deport her.  Disowned by her family and with no money, she was left with no choice but to live with her tormentor.  Because of her immigration status, Jamila was scared to report her abuser to the police until one day he threatened to kill her in front of her co-workers.  Since then she has obtained an order of protection, was granted protected status under VAWA, and will no longer live in fear of being deported.  Without your help, Jamila and her children would still have nowhere else to turn.  Today, they are safe, secure, and self-sufficient.


Every day, your support makes stories like Jamila’s possible. 

Today, we’re launching our 2016 Mid-Year Campaign.  Our goal is to help more mothers, fathers, sons and daughters stabilize their families through citizenship, reunification, and asylum.  You see, even though we helped over 700 immigrants last year, there are still thousands of immigrants in downstate Illinois that are separated from their families and trapped in abusive relationships that we couldn’t help because we didn’t have the financial resources.  That’s why our goal for this campaign is to raise $2,000 by June 30th.  If we raise that amount, we’ll be able to provide quality legal services for more immigrants in the downstate area.  We need your help to make it happen.


Would you be willing to make a special mid-year donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and help more immigrants secure their futures? 

We simply can’t do it without you.  Your support will make a lasting impact to immigrants in the over 80 counties we serve.


Please, make your donation now.  The lives of thousands of others like Jamila are at stake.  Donations can be made through PayPal by visiting our website at www.immigrationproject.org or by sending a check to: The Immigration Project, P.O. Box 1503, Bloomington, IL 61702.  Thank you for your continued support.


With thanks,

Jasmine McGee
Executive Director


P.S.  Today, we began our Mid-Year Campaign to assist more immigrants secure their futures.  Our goal is to raise $2,000. We can’t do it without your help.  Will you make a gift of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet this goal?