The #WelcomeWithDignity Campaign is committed to transforming the way the United States receives and protects people forced to flee their homes to ensure they are treated humanely and fairly. To build a more just and truly humanitarian system we must reject the xenophobia and racism that motivated the cruel and dangerous policies of the past.
We urgently call on the Biden administration to end the cruel treatment of children, families, and adults at our border to swiftly and safely admit people seeking refuge.
Policies that block, expel, or jail those seeking U.S. protection have no place in such a system.
But welcoming with dignity requires change beyond the border. We must immediately restore U.S. asylum protections and modernize the immigration system to ensure fair and effective laws and processes, uphold treaty commitments to protect refugees, adopt foreign policies that meaningfully address the reasons people flee their countries and meet emerging global challenges.