Trump Continues Heartless and Racist Attack on Immigrants with New Refugee Ban


UWD: Any ban on refugees is fundamentally wrong, inhumane and un-American.

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2017
Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812

Washington, DC  –  Trump and his administration announced a new version of  a refugee ban through another Executive Order.

The ban bars admission of 11 nationalities, including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and stateless refugees from Palestine will be banned for a 90-day period.

Sanaa Abrar, Policy and Advocacy Manager at United We Dream, said:

“This new refugee ban is fundamentally wrong, inhumane and un-American. Trump and his white supremacist advisors have been trying for months to demolish our country’s resettlement program and to close the doors on the most vulnerable: children and families seeking shelter and safety as they face extreme hardship.

Over the last 10 months, the Trump administration has targeted immigrants and refugees  on the basis of their religion and the color of their skin. Make no mistake, this move is yet another Islamophobic and xenophobic attack that reflects the true values of this administration.  

United We Dream will continue fighting against these attacks because we are steadfast and unapologetically committed to the dignity and fair treatment of all immigrants, regardless of immigration status.”

 

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 55 local groups in 26 states. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org