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For Immediate Release

Victor Guillén Febres

Immigrants on the Baltimore Bridge Are a Reminder of the Unseen Care Poured into Our Cities Everyday

Contact: press@unitedwedream.org

Washington D.C. – Yesterday evening, Baltimore’s search and rescue efforts were officially suspended for the 6 construction workers who went missing in the Patapsco River after the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge yesterday morning. Local news has reported that the 6 individuals who are now presumed to have passed away were Baltimore residents and immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico who lived with their children and spouses.

Bruna Sollod, Senior Political Director of United We Dream, said:

“Our hearts are breaking as we mourn the lives of the immigrant workers who died in today’s tragedy. Each and every single one of these men were a part of the very fabric that helps make Baltimore a thriving, vibrant, and safer community. We are thinking of their children, their spouses, neighbors, and friends who knew and loved them and who are grieving this terrible loss. 

The lives of these six individuals are a reminder of the often unseen care immigrants pour into our cities and communities every day, from Baltimore to Chicago to the border cities in Texas. As anti-immigrant bad actors try to divide our cities, building walls and fueling hate, immigrants like the ones in Baltimore have been building and repairing the bridges that ensure we can move freely throughout the cities we call home and stay connected as neighbors and families. 

We have a collective responsibility to make sure our cities, states, and country at large are places that welcome and protect each other, including our neighbors, friends, and loved ones who are immigrants helping to build the very infrastructure that keeps us together.”


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation; made up of a multi-racial and multi-ethnic network of 1.2 million members, over 100 local groups, and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to push for just policies that allow everyone to thrive regardless of immigration status. United We Dream is fighting for a multi-racial democracy that works for everyone by building a movement of young people who organize and advocate for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color. You can find more at www.unitedwedream.org.

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