The Dignity Project

The Dignity Project is a storytelling initiative featuring the stories of families and children seeking asylum and refuge in the United States. The Dignity Project reaffirms the need to #WelcomeWithDignity

The following series, Rubi’s Ordeal, kicked off the initiative.

Part 1
Rubi and her family came to the United States to seek protection. But a series of events ripped her family apart. What follows is the story of the family’s months-long ordeal to be together, in Rubi’s own words. #DignityProject
Part 2
After the murder of her youngest brother, Rubi and her family decided to flee Honduras and seek safety in the U.S. But getting to the border was only the first obstacle. What follows is the second part (of five) of Rubi’s story. #DignityProject
Part 3
After being expelled by Border Patrol, Rubi was held captive by the Zetas, a drug cartel for weeks. Reuniting with her family seemed like a distant dream. No one should have to go through this. (Part 3 of 5) #DignityProject
Part 4
After giving birth, Rubi was finally reunited with her husband in Mexico. Thanks to broadcast reporting, her husband was able to find Rubi and find their daughters. (Part 4 of 5) #DignityProject
Part 5
After finding out her daughters were being held in U.S. immigration custody, Rubi had to jump through hoops to be able to see them again. She reunited with them and is now calling on the Biden administration to stop family separation and #WelcomeWithDignity