The words - "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning
to breathe free." - were not etched with an asterisk next to them.
Soon after Donald Trump took office, he issued executive orders on immigration
that should not and cannot be perceived to reflect the principles of this
already great country or the people of the United States.
Among the executive orders’ effects were barring citizens of seven
countries from entering the United States for 90 days and suspending admission
of all refugees for 120 days. The countries whose citizens are barred
include: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, all of which
happen to be Muslim-majority countries.
These actions have left innocent refugee(!) families stranded and abandoned.
These orders have also left countless numbers of us Americans wondering
what our country is becoming. Such a move is illegal, unjust, and truly
Fortunately, the best in America has risen against Trump’s executive
orders. The throngs of people across the country who have spoken against
these executive orders have come to the defense of refugee families unable
to enter the U.S. after several months, if not a few years, of waiting,
vetting, and background checks. They immediately mobilized and flocked
to the airports to protest and protect refugees trying to enter the country
legally(!), trying to stop being deported. Others converged on the courts.
Lawsuits have already been filed, and at least one federal judge has blocked
Trump’s order for now. Do not doubt the strength of this country
or its people to recognize injustice, remember what is at the heart of
this country, and rise up for what is right.
Please protect yourself and others with reliable information and guidance.
Consult a trusted community organization or experienced immigration attorney
if you have any questions about the impact of the executive orders - whether
you are currently inside or outside of the United States.
If you have any questions about immigration law, immigrant rights, what
you can apply for, or how you can protect yourself and others, please
do not hesitate to
contact Milla & Associates: (312) 924-2862.