Laura Ilardo posted this report from the Florence Immigration Project in Keep Phoenix Together on Facebook. Click on the links to learn more. Thanks, Laura, Sue
January 31 at 9:18 PM
The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
January 31 at 5:40 PM
Today, the Trump Administration announced an expansion of its cruel and racist Muslim ban to six additional countries. This un-American policy has already separated thousands of families. But unlike the first version, the new rule doesn't just apply to visitors to the U.S. but also to those seeking refugee or asylum status, green cards, and other pathways to immigrate to the U.S.
The expanded #MuslimBan is part of an ongoing attack on communities of color. The list includes Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, and Tanzania.
This is yet another attempt by the administration to decimate the immigration system for nearly everyone - Latinx people, Muslims, women of childbearing age, asylum seekers, refugees, and the working class. These policies defy everything we claim to stand for as a country and are yet another form of family separation. They also fit a pattern of bias and bigotry, with no credible purpose but to do away with longstanding values and turn away working class people and people of color.
The Florence Project encourages everyone opposed to the #MuslimBan to call their Senators and Representatives and demand that Congress pass the No Ban Act to stop this affront to religious freedom and human decency. Learn more here: muslimadvocates.org/muslim-ban