Bend the Arc Responds to Trumps Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Executive Order

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Elliot Levy

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Release Date: Monday, March 6, 2017


New York – Following President Donald Trump's revised executive order restricting Muslim immigration, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“This revised executive order is a distinction without a difference. By working to prevent immigration to a nation of immigrants, President Trump continues to show that he fundamentally does not understand what it means to be an American. This is not about national security -- he is targeting Muslims, immigrants and refugees purely out of spite and fear, but national security experts agree that his action today will not keep us safer. 

As Jews and as Americans, we will fight for our Muslim brothers and sisters and will stand with those marginalized by this executive order and, in time, we will overturn it.

America is truly great when we live up to our founding promise. Instead, the President continues to scapegoat immigrants, which is contributing to a hostile and dangerous environment for innocent people across the country. We demand political leaders across the spectrum speak out against President Trump’s actions and take steps to protect those most threatened by the cruelty of his administration.”