CoFiA is a member of a statewide immigrants rights organization, the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice. Today (Sunday, January 29, 2017) we received the following statement:
Today [Saturday] we woke up to the horrifying news that the US was denying entrance to refugees who had been vetted and approved to come to our country. Tonight we go to sleep knowing that–for the moment–refugees cannot be turned back without having their cases fairly heard. This is due to the ACLU’s amazing legal work which resulted in a temporary stay against the deportation of anyone who would’ve been allowed in before Trump’s anti-Muslim anti-refugee executive orders.
It’s also because YOU [members of the Alliance] came out to march in Newark Liberty Airport and joined protestors around the country to call out President Trump’s unconstitutional and unconscionable Muslim Ban. It’s also because a BRAVE team of volunteer lawyers at EWR swiftly jumped in to defend and protect the rights of detainees leading to the release of two detained
Sunday [January 29] we continue our fight! We will not rest until all of President Trump’s racist, unconstitutional and unconscionable policies are permanently reversed.
Join us at the Elizabeth Detention Center where every day asylum seekers fleeing violence are detained, to continue our fight and stand together. #NoBanNoWall
Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/202200356916437??ti=ia Host organizations: Make the Road New Jersey; NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice; SEIU 32BJ; Muslim Community Center of Union County [CoFiA will be added to the list as a sponsor]