Benefit for the Border takes aim at issue of immigration

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Benefit for the Border was held Wednesday at The Joynt in Eau Claire. It was meant to serve as a fundraiser to benefit children and families affected by the border policy.

Carly Murray and Anna Schwanebeck teamed up to raise money for The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), which is offering $20 million to post bonds of all immigrant women separated from their children.

"People want to do something. They want to help,” Murray said to WEAU 13 News on Wednesday. “So doing something like this in the community really just fosters that attitude and makes people want to keep helping what they're passionate about."