Why Take Action the Week of January 27 - February 3, 2018?
On January 27, 2017, the Trump Administration released Executive Orders banning individuals from seven (then six) Muslim-majority countries—and all refugees—from entering the country. Thousands took to the streets and flooded airports where people from Muslim-majority countries and refugees were being detained and, in many cases, sent back.
Since that time, the Administration has increased its assaults against immigrants, refugees and Muslims. We have seen multiple additional bans on people from Muslim-majority countries, the dismantling of the U.S. refugee program, the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands. Asylum seekers, including children, are being detained in government and for-profit detention centers. These actions, coupled with anti-immigrant/refugee and Islamophobic nationalistic rhetoric, has had real consequences, leading to increased hate crimes and local and state policies targeting these communities.
Our country's entire value system of protecting and welcoming people fleeing violence, persecution and climate disaster is being dismantled by the Trump Administration-and Congress is doing nothing. We demand our Senators and Representatives hold the Administration accountable.
January 27th is a critical date, as people and policy makers across the country remember the actions they took that day and can recommit to solidarity with Muslims, refugees, and all targeted communities.
Join with Us and Ask Congress and the Administration: #WhereRTheRefugees?
Where are the refugees? The Trump Administration set a historically low refugee admissions ceiling of 45,000 this year, down from 110,000 the previous year, yet the US is not letting in nearly that number. At the current rate, the US would only settle 15,000 refugees this year. That's a near 87% reduction in the program. Families are being separated by the bans and refugees are at dire risk. The United States is failing in our traditional role as a refugee protection leader. Join us in asking the President and Congress #WhereRTheRefugees and demand the Trump Administration #LetThemIn!
JOIN THE NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION!
Put your event on our event map at www.weareallusa.org/events
Join We Are All America and our partners for a National Week of Action! These events will build off the constant educating, mobilizing and organizing over the last year, especially the powerful No Muslim Ban Ever effort led by Muslim organizations on October 18, 2017, and the We Are All America solidarity actions one year ago. Click here for a Menu of Possible Actions although the best events will be contextual, creative, and locally led.
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