Right now in Ukraine – and across the world – people are being forced to flee conflict and persecution, and leave behind all they have. The world’s refugees deserve the chance to live their lives in safety, dignity, and peace.

The Biden administration has pledged to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees living in Europe, but has been making inexplicably slow progress at resettling other refugees who in many cases have been waiting years for safety. And here at home, the US is turning away people seeking asylum at our southern border – Ukrainians among them – under an illegal Trump-era policy known as Title 42. This policy, used more than a million times to send people back into harm’s way, should end NOW and not be postponed until May as was recently announced by the Biden administration.

We must respond to this global humanitarian crisis right now by taking compassionate action to end harmful policies that are putting the lives of those seeking safety in danger.

As we urge European countries to keep their borders open, we call on the Biden administration to:

  • Uphold its own responsibilities under US and international law to welcome all people fleeing persecution and violence – regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender;
  • End harmful anti-asylum policies at the border;
  • Accelerate efforts to resettle refugees from around the world, many of whom have been waiting in limbo for years.

Sign this petition and demand the Biden administration take action to support the rights of all refugees whether from Ukraine, Haiti, Central America, Afghanistan or beyond.

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