Trump refugee ban executive order is
‘appalling,’ UFW and UFW Foundation say
UFW Foundation Executive Director and United Farm Workers National Vice President Diana Tellefson Torres issued the following statement from Los Angeles in response to President Trump’s executive orders issued today and aimed at those who seek refuge in the United States:
Any type of refugee ban for any period of time is appalling and in direct opposition to long-held American values. Seeking refuge in the U.S is most often the last resort for those who face genuine risk of persecution and can’t return to their countries from which they fled. This ban not only turns America’s back on the world’s most oppressed people, it also undermines our nation’s founding principles. We are a nation of immigrants, a nation that has historically offered refuge to the oppressed. The UFW Foundation and UFW will continue standing firmly with immigrant and refugee families, and denounces today’s executive actions.