During his first week in office, President Trump signed an executive order putting a moratorium on all refugee resettlement and banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Despite defeats in the courts and resistance in the streets, the president hasn’t given up on his extreme campaign promises.
Last month, Trump announced he would lower the number of refugees to be resettled next year to 45,000 - the lowest number in the program’s history, and he issued a third version of the Muslim Ban. Read more about Muslim Ban 3.0 and the lowered refugee cap here.
On October 18th, the day Muslim Ban 3.0 is set to go into effect, the ACLU of TN, the American Muslim Advisory Council, Bridge Refugee Services, and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition are hosting vigils in Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Join us in a national day of action to say #NoMuslimBanEver and #RefugeesWelcome.