Trump Stomps Ahead in Banning Muslims and the Neediest Refugees

New York at the Center of a Nation In Crisis

David Stone
New York at the Center of a Nation In Crisis
By Jonathan McIntosh (Own work) [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Late last evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio, leader of the country's largest sanctuary city, responded to President Donald Trump's blanket ban on Muslims from seven countries and denial of the neediest refugees. Trump's executive orders openly favored Christians. We include the mayor's response in full.

“As an American and the grandson of immigrants I am profoundly saddened by the President’s Executive Order on immigration issued today. The United States has been a beacon of hope to the world. We are a country founded on the belief of religious pluralism and equality. Today the President sent a shamefully different message. He has temporarily suspended nearly all refugee admissions, indefinitely banned refugee admissions from Syria, and imposed a 90-day ban on all immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries. These policies do not reflect the values of the United States or of New York City. We must continue to embrace refugees in need who are victims of terror, not terrorists. We must protect and celebrate religious pluralism. In this great city of immigrants we will remain true to our values and always welcome all who yearn to breathe free.”

As many have noticed, the media and our elected representatives have acted to normalize Trump. We recommend your notifying them that this is not normal or acceptable to American values and traditions.

 

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