This past Tuesday, people from all different backgrounds came together to honor the refugee community at the World Refugee Day march. We marched to defend (TPS) Temporary Protected Status, fight the Trump administration travel ban, preserve the ability to seek asylum, to live and travel freely, without borders or nations, and much more.
It is important to QDEP to demonstrate respect and love for the refugee community because no human being deserves hostility and hatred when fleeing their homes from violence, conflict, or persecution. As an organization, we wanted to express how much we value the lives of everyone who had to leave behind everything to seek safety and security. For the refugees, asylees, and people in detention centers fleeing to the U.S. who have since been treated as second class, QDEP has a message: You are important, your contributions are significant, and most of all, you are welcome here.