“This order limits access to our nation by the most vulnerable people in the world—those we are called to serve. It does not make our country safer, and it most certainly does not follow the Biblical mandate to love thy neighbor.”
Rob Rutland-Brown, Executive Director for National Justice for Our Neighbors.
Despite nationwide opposition and multiple legal losses, the Trump administration introduced an Executive Order on Monday, March 6, that continues to bar travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days. It also suspends refugee resettlement for 120 days, and drastically reduces the number of refugees the United States welcomes—from 110,000 to 50,000.
Unlike the previous version, the travel ban portion of this new order will not be implemented immediately. As our friends at the National Immigration Law Center point out, “this is no doubt an effort to limit the protests at airports across the country we saw within hours of the original ban. But we will not be deterred.”
These orders continue to be devastating for travelers who are detained and threatened with deportation in our airports, for our community members who are waiting to be reunited with their family members, and for refugees overseas who need to be resettled to be safe from violence and persecution.
National Justice for Our Neighbors joins the chorus of dissent against this new executive order, and encourages everyone to denounce it to their elected leaders.
You can declare your support for immigrants and refugees by signing National Immigration Law Center’s petition to oppose Trump’s new Muslim Exclusion ban.