On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order blocking entry to the US for refugees from seven majority Muslim nations, barring Syrian refugees indefinitely, and effectively gutting our refugee program for 120 days. We, the immigrant and refugee rights community, stand with our refugee and Muslim brothers and sisters, those who are seeking protection, and those who are here and desperately waiting to be reunited with their family members overseas.
Trump’s announcement dishonors our best values. Protecting communities in need is one of our country’s longest and proudest traditions. Our nation’s aspirations are enshrined on our monuments and written into our founding documents: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
Read about our plans to resist this unlawful order here.