CrowdDefend Launches Crowdfunding Platform for the Legal Space
Since CrowdDefend's beta launch in late-January 2015, the platform has funded one case in its entirety. The campaign was launched by CIVIC, an immigration advocacy and support network, to fundraise for the bond of an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum in the U.S. from Guatemala. 55 users contributed $2,250 in just seven days to have him released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention. You can read more details about the campaign here. Today the young man's legal counsel is actively working on his asylum case.