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Monday, January 30, 2017

Councilman Ron Nirenberg-Executive Order on Immigration, 1-30

San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg's Statement on Executive Order on Immigration:

"San Antonio (January 30, 2017) ̶ On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the country, suspended for 120 days all refugee admissions and for 90 days blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

District 8 is to the largest population of refugees in San Antonio. Councilman Ron Nirenberg has been a longtime supporter and advocate of the city’s resettled neighbors, working closely with the Center for Refugee Services, Catholic Charities, RAICES, and area medical institutions, businesses and school districts.

His statement on the recent executive order is below.

“We are a country of immigrants. The recent executive order on immigration, which has flung members of our community into panic and confusion, is wrong. It is wrong to arbitrarily exclude people who have already been approved to travel to this country and, in some instances, have lived here legally for years. We are a better country than that and, as Americans all across the country are showing, we won’t stand for bigotry or discrimination. A united America is a stronger America.” "

Posted by Scott Huddleston

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