March 15th: On the eve of the revised travel ban coming
into effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked it. This decision against the ban tells us what we already know; this ban is
anti-Muslim bigotry packaged as security. However thousands of people and
families are still trapped in uncertainty, while this hateful policy remains. The Court’s action is only temporary. We must
keep working until the Executive Order is rescinded.
March 6, President Trump signed a new Executive Order – often referred to as
the travel ban or Muslim ban – reinstating harmful measures that discriminate
against nationals, including refugees, from six Muslim-majority countries
(Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen). It also temporarily stops
refugees from any countries from
resettling in the US.
Executive Order could affect families who have escaped the rubble of Aleppo, or
fled war and famine in Yemen. These are people fleeing conflicts and other
serious threats, and they deserve protection.
Join Amnesty’s call to President Trump
that the US government must revoke this discriminatory Executive Order.
Since President Trump took office on January 20, 2017, the US government has rapidly taken actions that weaken human rights protections.
Orders have been given to build a wall along the Mexican border.
The Dakota Access pipeline, which will violate the rights of Indigenous peoples, has received the go ahead.
The 'global gag rule' decreasing women’s access to sexual and health information and services abroad has been re-instated and funding for programs to help prevent violence against women have been cut.
And the list goes on.
International human rights are under attack
Tell President Trump
that he must uphold protections for human rights defenders, respect and protect the rights of Indigenous
peoples, including those peacefully advocating for their rights, and protect the
rights of people fleeing conflict and crisis by not turning his back on
Call on him to support and protect women's human rights in the US and
around the world by working to end violence against women and expand access to
sexual and reproductive rights, information and health services.
Urge him to
halt the sale of weapons to governments that commit human rights abuses and
close Guantánamo. Finally, call on him to unequivocally renounce torture.
Together we are standing against a Muslim registry, a wall along the Mexican
border, and shutting down refugee aid programs. We are standing up for human
rights defenders, and the human rights of all—including women, people of color,
people with disabilities, LGBTI people, and activists.
To President Trump we say: every day in office, every choice you make will
define your legacy. You can choose to leave the world a better place or one in
which hatred, fear and discrimination grow stronger. We urge you to renounce
hate and choose human rights.
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