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Part 1: 10 Concrete Ways To Take Action Against The Muslim Ban
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Do not allow yourself to become desensitized or fatigued.
Erin Schrode, Huffington Post
01/29/2017 | The #MuslimBan is personal for me — as it should be for every soul on the face of planet earth. I will not respond with silence, indifference or hatred; I will respond with love, resistance and power. Ten Concrete Action Items Below
While I am neither Muslim, nor a citizen of the seven countries Trump has barred from entering the United States, I am a human being. This is unconstitutional, inhumane, shameful, appalling and offensive, not to mention entirely baseless, senseless and counterproductive.
Erin Schrode, Citizen Activist and Co-Founder, Turning Green
Part 2: Trump banned refugees on Holocaust Remembrance Day. That says everything.
Trump’s orders are immoral as well as unconstitutional. Photograph: Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock
In 1939, the German oceanliner St Louis and its 937 passengers, almost all Jewish refugees, were turned away from the port of Miami and sent back to Europe. Of those passengers, 254 were murdered in the Holocaust. The US government turned away those refugees, so heartbreakingly close to safety – and also restricted Jewish immigration and instituted new vetting procedures – because of rampant overblown fears that the Nazis might smuggle spies and saboteurs in among the Jewish refugees.
On Friday, which was Holocaust Remembrance Day, the White House put out a statement that failed to mention the 6 million Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis. Hours later, Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending all refugee resettlement for 120 days and indefinitely suspending the resettlement of refugees from Syria.
Cecillia Wang is the director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.