The time to resist Trump’s bigoted and biased bans is now! Yesterday, he signed another executive order, restricting visas and refugees from Muslim countries he “thinks” fosters terrorism like the attacks of 9/11 including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.
Missing from the list are Saudi Arab, Turkey, and Egypt where many of the 9/11 hijackers came from and where Trump has major business investments.
What’s more, he gave Christians priority in refugee claims “on the basis of religious based persecution” because they’re getting their “heads chopped off.” Apparently he missed the pictures and videos of Muslim men, women, and children being beheaded, crucified, and shot because they refused to surrender to ISIS, to say nothing of suspected gay Muslims being thrown off of buildings.
The First Amendment of the US Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” But now the test of Christian faith makes some people more equal than others in the eyes of our Government.
Trump isn’t waiting; we can’t either! Now is the time to RESIST!
What to know about Trump’s visa and refugee restrictions
January 25, 2017, Day six and the xenophobia and bigotry of the 45th president is already rearing its ugly pen. In two executive orders, Trump has begun shattering the hopes and dreams of immigrants who believe in the promise of America; look to the Lady with the Lamp; and all that she once stood for. The link below provides a heartbreaking, cruel, and shocking recap of today’s actions.
Unless you’re a full blooded Native American, someone in your family believed in the hope of a better life in America and came to these shores. Furthermore, Trump is coming for immigrants and those who grant them sanctuary, how long before he and his homophobic and actively anti-gay cabinet start coming for Our Community?
If we don’t start resisting and standing up for all the “others” now, there will be no one to stand up for us later.