Bend the Arc on Trump's Egregious Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Executive Orders

Bend the Arc on Trump's Egregious Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Executive Orders

January 25, 2017

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Ianthe Metger

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Release Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017


New York – In advance of President Donald Trump's expected signing of a series of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim executive orders, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“Making decisions on who is welcome in our country based solely on their religion or national origin is fundamentally un-American. As Jews, we know what it’s like to be scapegoated and we will not be silent now.

"President Trump continues to demonstrate a lack of understanding about what makes America great.  Instead of embracing fundamental American values such as the First Amendment’s protections of religious freedom, welcoming immigrants, equal rights, diversity, and keeping our most vulnerable safe, he continues to divide the country by scapegoating immigrants, refugees and Muslims through these dangerous and odious executive orders.

“Trump’s attacks on these basic principles run counter to everything we believe in as American Jews. Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million, he does not speak for all Americans, and he has no mandate for the radical agenda he is now seeking to implement.

“Bend the Arc supports all those affected by these executive orders, especially our Muslim, Arab, and immigrant brothers and sisters, and we call on every Member of Congress to speak out — immediately — in opposition to these policies and to take steps to protect those most threatened by the cruelty of this administration.”