We’re incredibly thankful to everyone who has taken part in our July 4th Campaign by giving financially or sharing our call with their network. HRI wouldn’t exist without the generous support of our community! In case you missed it, it’s not too late to contribute. HRI’s work remains critical. We must ensure that those who come to us seeking safety are not returned to the dangers they have fled from in the first place. Thank you for joining us in protecting human rights and dignity of those we serve.
HRI shares the worries of our friends and supporters: our country has always claimed to be a place of refuge for others, even though it has not always lived up to that. The promise of living an authentic life free from persecution, abuse, or neglect, is something our clients all strive for and something that we fight alongside them to achieve. We celebrate the joy of our clients as green cards and work authorizations are granted, as asylum trials are won, as families are made safe. However, there is precious little to cheer today.
As we celebrate the past, we must look to the future where our nation lives up to our ideals, and the dignity of our clients is recognized. We have a long way to go to achieve this, but we know we can change one life at a time. We can make a difference today.