Dems Join Refugees to Demand a Reverse of Exec Orders on Immigration

January 30, 2017, 8:33 AM HST · Updated January 31, 4:37 PM
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Congressional democrats will join refugees, immigrants and community members this afternoon in front of the US Supreme Court in a stand against executive orders issued by President Donald Trump on refugees and immigrants.

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Doug Chin joined 17 other state Attorney Generals in opposing the White House’s Executive Order on immigration, calling the order “un-American.”

Gov. David Ige also responded to the action saying, “refugees fleeing from war and persecution seek, simply, a better life.”

“Hawai‘i has a proud history as a place immigrants of diverse backgrounds can achieve their dreams through hard work. Many of our people also know all too well the consequences of giving in to fear of newcomers. The remains of the internment camp at Honouliuli are a sad testament to that fear. We must remain true to our values and be vigilant where we see the worst part of history about to be repeated,” said Gov. Ige.

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Dignitaries scheduled to be on hand during today’s event at the US Supreme Court include U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The event will be streamed live HERE.

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