Announcements / June 2017

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Statement on Supreme Court Announcement

ARLINGTON, VA–The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is dismayed that President Trump’s Executive Order to ban the travel of individuals, including immigrants to the United States, has been reinstituted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

For over 100 years, USCRI has protected the rights and addressed the needs of vulnerable, uprooted people who have lost or left their homes.  We support their transition to a dignified life and their contributions to America.  As we have stated before, this Executive Order is contrary to the basic tenets of our core American values.

 

President and CEO, Lavinia Limón said, “We have an existing relationship with incoming refugees, certified and arranged through the Department of State, we understand the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their continued arrival will not be affected.  Travel plans are in process, beds have been made and staff around the country plan to meet new Americans at the airports today, tomorrow and in the coming weeks and months.  Refugees fleeing persecution built this country, make it stronger and our promise to them will continue unabated.”

 

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