Posted on January 28, 2017 Issues: Racial & Ethnic Justice Racial & Ethnic Justice

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The following is a statement by NWLC Senior Vice President for Program, Fatima Goss Graves:

“President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration and detention of refugees and other visitors from countries with a majority Muslim population, some reportedly without access to legal counsel, is an outrageous violation of human rights and civil rights.  Criminalizing people because of their faith or country of origin violates the law and American values. In separating families and sowing fear and confusion in our communities, Trump is undermining the fabric of our country and making us less safe. These actions are deplorable and must not stand.”


For Immediate Release: January 28, 2017
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