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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that she will introduce two bills in response to President Trump’s discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. The executive order prohibits individuals from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen—218 million people—from entering the country. The order was written so broadly that it bars relatives of American families from these seven countries from visiting the United States. The order also halts the Syrian refugee program.
Reports from media, advocacy groups and family members indicate that around 300 people, including children and elderly individuals, were detained at airports across the country on the first day of implementation. However, Customs and Border Protection has yet to release official information on who was detained, making it impossible to know the exact figures.
Those detained include:
Monterey County’s top elected women – Assemblymember Anna Caballero and Supervisors Jane Parker and Mary Adams – inspired applause and cheers from a sold-out crowd at the DWMC’s opening event of 2017.
In a conversation moderated by Caballero, the three women discussed what issues most concerned them about the incoming presidential administration and their plans for meeting the challenge. Adams expressed greatest concern for Monterey’s safety net and cited the danger to natural resources if protective regulations are dismantled.
Parker, who pointed to Monterey County’s commitment to “caring policies” such as civil rights, housing and prison reform, voiced concerns “about the degradation of the American spirit of tolerance and generosity” that the Trump Administration may bring.
The new year is here, bringing Republican control in Washington that is already threatening rights across the nation. As part of the DWMC’s commitment to democratic principles and the human rights of all, we are supporting these local organizing efforts. We invite you to join us at these rallies. Working together, we can effectively defend our community and nation against sexism, racism and religious bigotry.
· WOMEN’S MARCH 2017, CSUMB: Saturday, January 21, Main Quad. March 1:15pm, Rally 1:30pm. We thank the CSUMB Master of Social Work Department for organizing this rally as the local voice for the national Women’s March. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-2017-Cal-State-Monterey-Bay-1771362709803748/.
If we value what we've inherited for free - from other women - surely it's right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, 'I'm a feminist.