Responding to a marked increase in hate crimes within the United States over the past several years, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Don Beyer have introduced legislation to improve governmental responses to these crimes on the federal and state levels.
President Trump’s recently released budget proposal includes a $3
billion supplemental funding request for the Department of Homeland
Security for current fiscal year 2017. This supplemental money would
begin fulfilling the January 25 immigration executive orders to create a
deportation force, expand detention, and further militarize border
Though the Trump administration made superficial changes to its original executive order on refugees and immigrants, the new version is no better: it still creates a de facto Muslim ban and does grave, unnecessary harm to people around the world.
In an interview with TeleSUR, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb discusses support within the Trump administration for the recent executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement.
FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb joins the Bill Press show to discuss President Trump’s most recent executive order barring refugees and individuals from six Muslim-majority countries, addressing how her personal experiences motivate her current advocacy on this issue.
Several hundred people, including DNC Chairman Tom Perez, attended the rally outside the White House on March 6th in response to President Trump's executive order barring refugees and individuals from six Muslim-majority countries.