Statement solidarity with the families of the 62 Migrants in San Antonio, Texas
We are heartbroken to hear that 46 people were found dead, and at least 16 others were hospitalized in San Antonio, Texas on June 27th, 2022. Many of these young victims were coming from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala seeking safety in the US. It is infuriating to hear that due to Title 42 and this broken immigration system, these people found themselves in desperate enough conditions to accept being trapped in a semi truck with no air conditioning, no water, in 100 degree weather. It’s time to hold the Biden administration accountable for not putting an end to Title 42, a Trump-era policy which, under the pretext of preventing the spread of COVID19, allowed US Border Patrol to deport or turn away over 938,000 migrants between October 2020 and August 2021, including tens of thousands of asylum seekers seeking humanitarian aid. We know that tragedies like the one in San Antonio will continue to happen if we do not fix an inhumane border policy which drives people to put themselves in extreme danger in an attempt to find safety and asylum, only to face a traumatic death. We need a better immigration system that prioritizes the safety and dignity of asylum seekers and other migrants. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of these victims. Their suffering inspires us to continue to fight for systemic change and the recognition of human rights and dignity.
MUA - Mujeres Unidas y Activas
MUA is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a dual mission of personal transformation and community power. Creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality, MUA empowers and educates our members through mutual support and training to be leaders in their own lives and in the community. Working with diverse allies, MUA promotes unity and civic-political participation to achieve social justice.View All Posts by MUA - Mujeres Unidas y Activas