The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit temporarily delayed implementation of significant parts of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” The decision permits immigrants and refugees to travel until the lower court can consider the merits of this case. The fight is far from over.
*****MFA URGES ANY ELIGIBLE TO TRAVEL TO DO SO IMMEDIATELY*****
Please let both the Administration and the Congress know that you OPPOSE any action that could work to deny legal entry and resettlement to anyone, regardless of nationality or religion, and SUPPORT rescinding the current Executive Order.
Encourage your faith leader(s) to call on parishioners and congregants to join the growing US resistance to any Executive Orders, or state and federal legislation, that target people of the Muslim faith. Anti-Muslim measures do not prevent terrorism, but they do undermine religious principles and the foundation upon which America is built.