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Stop Trump's Muslim Refugee Ban

President Trump's executive order slammed the door on refugees fleeing violence and persecution and suspended all entry to the United States from several Muslim majority countries. Not only does this executive order trample upon U.S. commitments to religious freedom, non-discrimination, and refugee protection, it makes us less safe.

Strategic Cost of the Muslim Ban

Trump’s executive order was a strategic mistake for national security. It amounts to a Muslim ban, alienating our allies and encouraging our enemies.

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March 16, 2017   Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals today applauded last night's ruling by Judge Derrick K. Watson that preserves the United States’ relationship with key Muslim-majority ally...
March 15, 2017 New York City—Today, in response to a court ruling in Hawaii that imposes a nationwide block on implementation of the Trump Administration’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement...
March 15, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded the bipartisan effort of Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) to protect Afghan allies...
March 13, 2017 TOP ITEMS President’s Budget Request President Trump is expected to submit his budget request to Congress on Thursday. The administration has indicated that the new budget will include drastic...
March 10, 2017 Washington, DC – A group of more than 100 former U.S. government officials today wrote to President Trump to express concern over the March 6 executive order halting refugee resettlement and...

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Factsheet | September 19, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act of...
Factsheet | September 19, 2018
U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis and the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created for Iraqis who were employed in Iraq by or on behalf of...
Factsheet | July 18, 2017
Download PDF Recognizing the importance of protecting Iraqi allies who served alongside the U.S. Military, U.S. agencies, media, and non-governmental organizations, Congress passed the bipartisan...
Amicus Brief | April 11, 2017
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT (excerpt...) As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to...
Amicus Brief | March 15, 2017
Summary of Argument As President George Washington wrote to a religious minority community containing many immigrants in 1790, “the Government of the United States . . . gives to bigotry no...