The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge their members of Congress to fight President Trump's new plan to sign an executive order to "temporarily suspend immigration into the United States" in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 20, Trump issued a late-night tweet announcing his intentions to halt immigration.
TAKE ACTION TO URGE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO FIGHT TRUMP'S NEW PLAN TO HALT IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES
Earlier this month, the Department of State announced that, despite a general suspension of visa processing, the agency would continue to process visas for medical workers, "particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19."
As an equal branch of government Congress has the political strength to pressure the Trump Administration into withdrawing its plans to halt immigration into the U.S..
CAIR's action alert will enable participants to send the following message to their elected members of Congress:
“I stand with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, in urging your office to fight President Trump's new plan to halt immigration into the United States.
President Trump's threat to ban anyone from immigrating to the United States represents merely his latest attempt to transform anti-immigrant bigotry into xenophobic government policy.
Trump's ill-defined, insidious and irrational tweet insults the thousands of immigrants who are risking their lives in the fight against COVID-19 as health care, pharmacy, manufacturing, transportation, and grocery workers, among other critical roles.
Banning these and other immigrants from our nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic not only undermines our values but would result in fewer essential workers and makes us less safe.
Xenophobia cannot stop the spread of the COVID-19, nor can Trump's increasingly desperate and unhinged statements distract the American people from his failure to manage this pandemic.
I urge you to fight and put a stop to President Trump plan to use the COVID-19 pandemic to advance his longstanding anti-immigrant agenda."
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La mision de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensin del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org, CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, email@example.com