The Advocates for Human Rights responds to White House executive orders on immigration
Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:30 AM

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The Advocates for Human Rights is deeply troubled by President Trump's executive orders issued last week that are aimed at Muslim refugee and immigrants.
 
The White House actions continues policies of mandatory detention and prosecution of asylum seekers, punishes cities for protecting due process and prioritizing community safety over immigration politics, and dramatically expands federal immigration enforcement agencies. President Trump's executive order issued late Friday (January 27) suspends the refugee resettlement program, cuts FY2017 refugee admissions to 50,000, temporarily blocks entry of people from many Muslim countries, and fundamentally alters the visa issuance process.
 
"The executive actions take aim at our refugee and immigrant communities," says Robin Phillips, executive director of The Advocates for Human Rights. "This is discrimination.Targeting people for who they are or what they believe --- not for what they have done ---  violates the most  fundamental principles of human rights and undermines the United States Constitution."