DEARBORN (WWJ) — Following protests towards President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, group leaders in Dearborn gathered on Monday night time to debate what comes subsequent.
The assembly was organized by the Arab-American Civil Rights League, the place many individuals have been spoke about how they’re discouraged by Trump’s controversial ban on permitting individuals from seven totally different predominantly Muslim nations into america.
Dearborn Heights councilman Dave Abdallah stated that America’s historical past of accepting immigrants is essential to remember. He stated that extra discussions, extra rallies and extra lawsuits are all on the desk.
“You can’t take an entire nation or an entire ethnicity or an entire faith and simply say, utterly, they can’t come into the nation,” Abdallah stated. “There are a number of immigrants right here on this nation which have had nice success on this nation and contributed to this nation. That’s what it’s constructed on and that’s what it’s going to proceed to be constructed on.”
Protests broke out in cities across the nation this weekend after Trump’s government order resulted in individuals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Libya being detained at U.S. airports.
“What’s happening simply creates hate and it fuels these individuals who doesn’t like America and who doesn’t just like the American values to do issues within the Center East and even in America towards us and towards our nice nation,” one Dearborn small enterprise proprietor stated on the assembly.
The order indefinitely stopped Syrian refugee and immigrant entry into the U.S., suspended all refugee entry for 4 months and suspended refugee admissions for 3 months. Group activist Hussain Hachem, 28, stated on the assembly that authorized motion is required.
“I don’t see the ban as an assault on Muslims, I see the ban as an assault on our Structure,” Hachem stated. “Our Structure honors variety, honors the proper of anybody who needs to enter america to goes by way of the method and be principally both rejected or accepted, however simply based mostly on regulation, not simply based mostly on biased opinion and hate.”
Fouad Ashkar, member of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce, stated the ban isn’t simply unfair — it’s unclear.
“The group is basically outraged about all of this, they don’t seem to be completely happy [with] what’s happening,” Ashkar stated. “It’s a very horrible transfer and we don’t like this transfer. We really feel it’s not truthful and it’s actually discrimination…