At the heels of World Refugee Day, HRI grieves the loss of over 50 lives that were abandoned in a truck in San Antonio, TX. Border militarization and anti-asylum policies like Title 42 and MPP have led people to take increasingly dangerous measures to reach safety—measures that too often cost them their lives. We mourn this horrific tragedy, and for the loved ones left behind, and we firmly call on Congress and the administration to restore pathways to safety before more lives are lost.
As world rightly unites to support Ukrainian refugees, it also reminds us of the justice that has been long denied to our Black and Brown siblings— especially those caught up in our racist immigration system, like our Haitian sibling, like our fellow human beings lost in a locked truck. Legal pathway to safety is the only way we can control this crisis.
The tragic reality is that over 100 million people around the world are now experiencing displacement—the highest number in history. In response to this crisis, you can join the fight of a lifetime – fight for those who cannot fight alone. HRI remains steadfast in our commitment to always respectfully support refugees and migrants.