(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/22/2020) – The Sacramento Valley/Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV/CC) today condemned Donald Trump’s newly signed executive order suspending the entry of certain immigrants into the United States.
READ: Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
The order, which was signed late Wednesday, applies to those outside of the United States seeking permanent U.S. residence, with some exceptions.
The order is effective starting at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23, and would last for 60 days – if it’s not extended.
CAIR-SV/CC Executive Director Basim Elkarra said in a statement:
“Trump is using the COVID-19 crisis to expand his xenophobic and bigoted policies. Amid an unprecedented pandemic, during which many immigrants are working on the front lines, the administration chooses to further divide and traumatize vulnerable communities of color. Enough is enough.”
Elkarra said CAIR-SV/CC’s Immigrants’ Rights Center is still offering free and low-cost legal services amid the pandemic. To get help, fill out the intake form at bit.ly/cairsvccimmhelp or call 916-441-6269.
CAIR-SV/CC is a chapter of CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-SV/CC Communications Manager Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-441-6269