October 2017 Vigil

Iran. Libya. Somalia. Syria. Yemen. North Korea. Venezuela. Chad.

The residents of these eight countries, six of them with majority Muslim populations, are, in whole or in part, banned from traveling to the United States. 

The Muslim Ban overwhelmingly bars tourists, families of American residents, and even those seeking medical visas from entering the United States. Those who already have permanent residency or already hold visas are exempted from the ban — but cannot renew their visas after they expire.

“[Member nations] shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance…”

From the Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

“Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.”

Article 30, UDHR

Please join ICOM tomorrow morning, Oct. 10th at 8am at the Whipple Federal Building where we will stand in solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers of all nations and against racism, Islamophobia, racial profiling, and hate. We will hold an 8am Prayer Vigil followed by a 9am Court Watch.

We hope to see you.