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UNH Statement on Executive Orders

Friday, January 27, 2017

As our nation’s new President begins to translate his vision into policy via the use of Executive Orders and the bully pulpit, United Neighborhood Houses stands with New Yorkers in rejecting attacks on our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. In particular, the President’s Executive Orders on immigration and his anticipated actions regarding refugees are an affront to the contributions millions of immigrants have made and continue to make each day to strengthen this nation. We support the promise made by Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to keep New York City a sanctuary for our families, friends, and neighbors. Scapegoating any group of people for the challenges our nation faces is unacceptable and dangerous. Separating families and refusing refugees will not make us safer. Our nation is at its best, and its strongest, when we use our diverse talents, experiences, and ideas to build a future that works for all. New York City’s settlement houses do this by welcoming and strengthening people and families of every background, nation, and religion. We are honored to represent these organizations which have been doing this work for more than a century, and together we will be here for all New Yorkers throughout the next.

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