Families shouldn’t have to choose between being together and being safe.
Ahead of World Refugee Day, urge President Biden to reunite separated families now. How many more years should refugee families like Rabi’s have to wait?
Rabi, a Somali refugee resettled in Minnesota, is still waiting for his wife and three sons to join him in the United States after seven years apart. He works as a truck driver in St. Cloud while his family remains stranded at a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Rabi reflects:
“My children are years older now. They say, ‘When are you coming? When are you going to take us with you?’ They ask me things that I am unable to provide for them or make happen—things that I’ve been waiting for years to happen.”
President Biden’s administration has affirmed that “reunifying families is in the national interest.” Yet, tens of thousands of refugee families face long wait times to reunite in safety in the United States, and slow processing and bureaucratic red tape continue to keep too many families separated. And, these delays disproportionately impact Black and Muslim families.
This World Refugee Day and every day, separated families should be together in safety. Get involved now: bit.ly/HowManyMoreYears
- Urge President Biden to make family reunification more efficient, equitable, and transparent.
- Share your support for displaced families seeking reunification on social media.
Thank you for advocating for family reunification!