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We will not be sharing the graphic image published by
@AP of Óscar Alberto Martinez Ramírez and his 23-month old daughter, Valeria who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande on Monday. Instead we are sharing this photo that was given to media outlets by the family.
No less heartbreaking, this photo depicts the family’s truth.

The media wants you to view them as just another tragedy, more #’s to rack up migrant deaths. They will show you the graphic image saying it will make people “care” or “move them into action.” We think otherwise.
Were they migrants? Yes. But before they were migrants they were a family. A normal family who wanted the best for their children & risked it all in search of refuge & a better life. Today we honor them & pay homage to the countless others who’ve made the dangerous journey here.
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On #worldrefugeeday we're launching the Build a Bridge campaign to change the way we think of immigrants, to change the terms of the debate.

We need bridges. Not tents. Not cages.

Let's build the society we all dream of. Take the #BuildABridge pledge NOW
America needs a new vision for immigration to ensure that every new member of our society is afforded their rights and treated with dignity.

Migrants are human beings like every other person in this country.
For too long we’ve been wrapped up in the broken idea of “comprehensive immigration reform” and in trying to stop bad policy from being implemented.
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