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One Week After Trump’s Immigration, Refugee, and Muslim Bans, Lawyers and Advocates Give Update on Fallout, Litigation, Community Response

A recording of today’s call is available here. In the past week, Trump signed three immigration-related executive orders that aim to fundamentally change the open character of our nation, contrary to the values on which this country was founded. Today, legal experts and immigration and refugee advocates discussed the status of these immigration, refugee, and Muslim … Continue reading »

Ali Vayeghan, Deported Under Trump’s Ban, Becomes First To Return To US Following Judge’s Order

Ali Vayeghan, a green card holder deported from the US last Friday due to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, flew back home to LAX yesterday to cheers. According to the LA Times, “Vayeghan’s successful return was the result of a federal judge’s emergency ruling overturning the government’s decision to ban him, making Vayeghan the first person denied … Continue reading »

Readout and Next Steps: Ohio Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Call With State Reps. Howse and Ramos, Councilperson Elizabeth Brown

On February 1st, 2017, Ohio immigrants, refugees, and allies gathered on a conference call with elected officials to discuss Donald Trump’s Executive Orders attacking members of our communities.  The call was hosted by Ohio’s Voice. State Rep. Stephanie Howse (Cleveland) and State Rep. Dan Ramos (Lorain) announced that they will introduce a resolution in the … Continue reading »

1,000 Yemeni-American Stores Shut Their Doors, Hundreds More Rally, In Protest Of Trump’s #MuslimBan

An estimated 1,000 Yemini-owned New York City business shut their doors — and hundreds more rallied throughout the day — in protest of Donald Trump’s unlawful immigration order targeting Muslims and refugees. In a news release, organizers said the boycott was meant to show “the vital role these grocers and their families play in New … Continue reading »

David Leopold Separates Rumor from Fact Regarding Trump’s Executive Orders On Immigration

Immigration Attorney David Leopold updates you on the Immigration Executive Orders, separating rumor from fact and answers your questions on Facebook live. This video will be posted here and on David’s Facebook page so you can watch it again later or share it with friends and family. Immigration Attorney David Leopold updates you on the … Continue reading »

In NYC, 1,000 Yemeni-American Grocery Stores Are On Strike Today In Protest Of #MuslimBan

This is amazing. Some 1,000 Yemeni-American owned grocery stores across New York City will go on strike today, over Donald Trump’s unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. On the door of a bodega near my apartment ✊️ — am cosmos (@acosmos) February 2, 2017 As Buzzfeed explains, this kind of a shutdown among Yemeni … Continue reading »

Ohioans, Local Officials Respond to Trump Immigration Bans

From Cleveland to Cincinnati and In-Between, Communities and Leaders Stand Up for Refugees and Immigrants Since news of the Trump Administration’s refugee and Muslim banbroke last Friday night, Ohioans have been reacting in anger and outrage.  The discriminatory policy was implemented immediately over the weekend, resulting in chaos and tragedy.  It led to the surprise detention and deportation … Continue reading »

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Washington, San Francisco Sue Donald Trump Over Muslim Ban

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington are among the first states to sue Donald Trump over his unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. San Francisco also joined in the legal resistance against Trump, becoming the first city in the nation to sue over the executive order. “Over the past three days, my office has closely reviewed the language of the … Continue reading »

Detention Of Five-Year-Old Boy, Reportedly A US Citizen, Among Disturbing Stories Emerging From Trump’s Muslim Ban

More and more disturbing reports are emerging about some of the individuals and families detained or deported under Donald Trump’s unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. Trump has been aided in his efforts by rogue Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. According to reports, these agents have essentially become a Deportation Force for Trump, after ignoring a New York judge’s order to … Continue reading »

“Muslim Ban Betrays Our Values”, Say Congressional Democrats In Press Conference From SCOTUS Steps

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and leading Congressional Democrats held a press conference last night on the steps of the US Supreme Court to speak in opposition to Donald Trump’s executive orders targeting immigrants, Muslims, and refugees. The Congressional Democrats were joined by two refugees affected by the executive orders, including one tearful … Continue reading »