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TAKE ACTION. Do not turn the United States from a refuge into a jail cell

CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES TODAY:

Do not turn the United States from a refuge into a jail cell

  Background: Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order effectively instituting a Arab and Muslim Ban, and shutting down the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for the next 120 days, banning some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees based on their national origin.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has already received reports that green card holders and other visa holders have been denied boarding and admission into the United States at the airport.

The EO bans nationals and U.S. lawful permanent residents (LPR’s – green card holders) from seven countries from entering the

United States for 90 days possibly more.

The seven countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.   We call on President Trump and the U.S. Congress to restore refugee resettlement and to end return of green card and visa holders based on discrimination.   CALL YOUR SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY 1-866-940-2439 – Representative – Find your Representative here! 1-866-961-4293 – Senators – Find your Senators here!

Here’s a sample of what to say: “I urge President Trump and Congress to direct Customs & Border Protection to end detention and return of refugees, and persons based solely on their religion and national origin to rescind this Executive Order. America has long been a place of refuge for the world’s most vulnerable.! Families should not be separated because of bigotry!”