Protest in Dayton to stop ban on refugees and H-1B travel
- Published: January 28, 2017
Yellow Springs resident Rebecca Potter has organized a rally this Sunday to protest the Trump administration’s recent executive order banning the immigration of Syrian refugees and suspending immigration from predominantly Muslim countries.
The event will take place 3–5 p.m. at 120 W 3rd St., in Dayton.
In a Facebook post, Potter, an assistant professor of literature and lecturer in women’s and gender studies at the University of Dayton, states that “many of us have students and colleagues who will be prevented from visiting their family members, in some cases their children, because of Trump’s executive order banning travel for H-1B visa holders.”
She also notes that “turning our backs against those refugee families in need, including young children, is simply wrong.”
The New York Times reported Jan. 27 that the executive order was part of an extreme vetting plan to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists,” as stated by Mr. Trump at ceremony at the Pentagon Friday. The order also grants immigration priority to Christians and other minority religions over Muslims.
People who are interested in joining or finding out more about the protest can visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1266562893437545 .