The SBCYD stands firmly behind our Muslim brothers and sisters and those seeking refuge in the U.S. In the wake of the Executive Order banning people from primarily Muslim countries, many of our Muslim and Christian families were detained in the airports solely based on their race and country of origin. We stand firm and call these actions un-American and unacceptable! Racial and religious profiling is wrong and hurt families and our credibility as a nation.
Today, and every day we stand in solidarity to end religious prejudice and persecution in our country. We must be reminded of our own history and strength in diversity. The world is watching us and how we lead. The actions taken by Trump have already reversed years of work to create a more peaceful and accepting country and all peope, especially refugees.
We applaud and thank our outstanding Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes (47th District – San Bernardino) for standing in solidarity at the LAX airport last night, as well as other elected officials, community leaders, the ACLU and many others who are taking a stand against these horrendous policies.
We urge all elected officials, community leaders, and Americans to come together and find ways to resist anti-Muslim, anti-American policies in the United States that this administration is implementing. We hope the administration changes their stance, but until then we shall continue to fight and protect all people’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the United States of America!
SBCYD Executive Committee