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October 18: #NoMuslimBanEver #RefugeesWelcome

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.

What you need to know about Muslim Ban 3.0 and the lowered cap on refugees

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 he issued a third version of the Muslim Ban and lowered the number of refugees to be resettled next year to 45,000 - the lowest number in the program’s history.

Before the Rallies: The Anti-Refugee Movement in Tennessee

Last week, a group of white nationalist organizations announced they would be holding "White Lives Matter" rallies in Middle Tennessee, including in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro. Among their reasons for selecting our region as a follow up to their violent gathering in Charlottesville was to protest the "ongoing problem of refugee resettlement."