Stand Together with #Refugees

Stand Together with #Refugees

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Lili Lopez started this petition to United Nations and

Through this petition, we are striving to advocate for and bring awareness to Trump's current bans and thresholds that have a global impact on refugees and asylum seekers. 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) predicts that nearly two people are forcibly displaced every two seconds, due to conflict or persecution in their country of origin. The UNHCR has proclaimed we are experiencing the highest levels of displacement with approximately 70.8 million people around the world who have been forcibly displaced. 

In 2017, Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely closed the country's borders to people from 7 predominantly Muslim countries. These countries were: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea. This ban has affected and continues to impact refugees in a multitude of ways. In 2020, Trump expanded the travel ban to 6 additional countries, which includes: Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania. These restriction extensions exemplify the ongoing impact of racial biases and oppression in the United States. 

To learn more, check out the links below:

*https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/ *https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/world/americas/travel-ban-trump-how-it-works.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article
*https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/us/politics/trump-travel-ban.htmlhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/02/05/trump-scapegoats-almost-quarter-africas-population/
*https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/31/trump-administration-expands-travel-ban-110005

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