Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Message from Anand Perala

"I have been volunteering with a local group called Friends of Broward Detainees. They visit people who are in immigrant detention who do not have families here. Almost all of them are asylum seekers, many from African countries. We visit them once every two weeks to spend some time and provide a human connection to the outside world. We do not provide legal advice, although we can try to help connect them with lawyers who might be willing to take their case.

Most speak English, but there are several French speakers, and only one volunteer so far that speaks French. Spanish speakers are not really required for this program, since there are already Spanish language support networks in the area."

If you're interested in helping out, you can contact Anand at anand.perala@yahoo.com