Jews Take to Twitter to Protest Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

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On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration that “indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen,” as the New York Times reported.

Following this news, shouts of protest and support for refugees reverberated across the country. Thousands of people have been gathering over the weekend to protest the move.

Late Saturday night, Judge Ann Donnelly of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn granted a emergency stay on the order, blocking deportations of people with valid visas who landed in the U.S.

Starting on Saturday, protests have been popping up in airports (including the Philadelphia International Airport) where visitors and green-card carrying citizens — along with refugees — were stopped and some were even blocked from entering the U.S.

Amid the protests, Twitter has been filled with messages supporting refugees and immigrants as well as organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed the lawsuit.

Jewish celebrities and government officials have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts and concerns, share pictures from protests they’ve participated in and encourage making donations.

National and local organizations have also chimed in to encourage inclusion.

Contact: mstern@jewishexponent.com; 215-832-0740

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  1. Yes we too were immigrants but our ancestors weren’t blowing up buildings, strapping suicide vests on to themselves to kill and maim people running a marathon nor were they plowing trucks into innocent people on holiday.
    FALSE equilancy!

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