Statement of SEIU California on Trump’s New Muslim Ban

CALIFORNIA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Riko Mendez, SEIU 521 Chief Elected Officer, on the Executive Order released by the White House today:

“No amount of dishonest spin can hide the flawed, inhumane and un-American policy of this Executive Order: it continues to shut the door on families fleeing unspeakable violence and oppression and to apply racial and religious bias to those born in Muslim countries. These are not our values as Americans, and we will not let them stand. Our movement to stand up to Trump’s policies and rhetoric of division and hate is growing by the day. In state houses, at the ballot box, and in the street, we will fight until we have achieved the promise of opportunity for all upon which this nation was founded.”

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