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Your donation will help provide East Bay families facing the threat of deportation with qualified legal representation and help free more families from detention while they fight their case. This includes long-time California residents, newly arriving families, and unaccompanied minors enrolled in California schools.

The Immigrant Family Defense Fund is fiscally sponsored by FII-National dba Family Independence Initiative, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make it out to FII-National, with Immigrant Family Defense Fund in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

PO Box 71363
Oakland, CA 94612

For any donation-related questions please call (510) 241-3811 or email 


IFDF is a network of teachers, administrators, parents and other family members in East Bay school districts who volunteer their time to help provide support to immigrant families facing detention or the threat of deportation. If you are available to volunteer, please fill out the form on the right and let us know what languages you speak, skills you have, and particular areas of volunteer work of interest.