Despite a resounding outcry from communities across the United States and rejections by federal courts, President Trump has signed yet another executive order to slash refugee admissions by more than half, halt all resettlement, and xyz. These changes fly in the face of our country’s best values of freedom, fairness, and compassion. This decision is simply un-American – it is out of touch with what our nation represents, will rip families apart, and will make our country less safe.
We must urgently show our elected officials that we believe in a country that stands up to fear and stands for freedom and being a beacon of hope for the persecuted – no matter where they come from or how they pray. Compassion and security are not mutually exclusive.