Madeleine Albright Tweets Response to Donald Trump's Immigration Policies
President Donald Trump's isolationist policies are already underway: In his first week as commander-in-chief, he's already taken steps to quickly erect his infamous border wall and has a plan in place to ban Muslim refugees from entering the country. The sweeping moves have spurred widespread backlash, with many questioning their legality and morality — among them is former secretary of state Madeleine Albright.
Madeleine Albright sent out a series of powerful tweets Wednesday in response to Trump's forthcoming executive order that will, according to The New York Times, reportedly "indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States and bar all refugees from the rest of the world for at least 120 days," as well as put a month-long ban on people entering the U.S. from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
In response, Albright tweeted: "I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian, and found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity." She also posted an image of the Statue of Liberty and its inscription, with the statement: "There is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty. America must remain open to people of all faiths and backgrounds. #RefugeesWelcome."
I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity.— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) January 25, 2017
Albright isn't the only one to speak out against Trump's recent policies. Lynn Tramonte, deputy director of immigration advocacy group America's Voice Education Fund, told the New York Times that Trump was "wasting no time taking a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty." Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi also stated that, with those executive actions, The president is turning his back on both our history and our values as a proud nation of immigrants."
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