Muslim Ban

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Petition to Elizabeth Warren, US State Department, Consul General Meghan Gregonis, Consul Richard J. Faillace, Ambassador Richard A. Grenell, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Consulate General Munich

US Visa for Marwa’s medical treatment!

This is the story of Marwa, a beautiful 16-year-old Syrian girl, who suffered extensive third-degree burns and was left severely disfigured when a kerosene heater exploded in her home during a bombing nearby.  Marwa has had multiple emergency operations to her face, arms and chest. The picture above helps to understand the extent of Marwa's injuries and how devastating this experience has been for Marwa and her entire family, including her twin sister Safa, pictured alongside Marwa above.  Marwa was encouraged by doctors in Germany, where her family has resettled since leaving Syria, to seek further, essential treatment in the U.S. This life-changing medical treatment is being offered by the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Boston, a world-renowned centre for children with acute burn injuries. Shriner’s has offered to treat Marwa at no cost and free accommodation has been found for her father, who would accompany her. But in December 2018, Marwa was refused a visa to enter the US. Despite the fact that Marwa's entire family, including her twin sister, other siblings, parents, grandparents and uncle are now happily settled in Germany, the US Consulate in Munich stated "there was not enough evidence to prove she would return to Germany." (See Guardian article). Marwa escaped the humanitarian crisis in Syria to find refuge in Germany! Free state-of-the-art medical treatment has been offered in the USA! Doctors, charities, and politicians have wholeheartedly supported her! I am starting this petition because Marwa represents an opportunity for us to show compassion and to support a young woman as she embarks on her journey of recovery. The House of Peace, kindly offering free accommodation for her and her father, said the following: Marwa has taken on a great burden in this hour of destiny that would deprive a child of her internationally recognized human rights. Her wounds become her strength. Her unspeakable injuries become a resounding voice for justice. The House of Peace waits with open arms to welcome her when that voice is finally heard. Let's share her story, spread the word and draw attention to her cause - whether through social media, twitter, your friends, your family, your neighbours or the person next in line as you wait at the checkout. SHARE Marwa's story as widely as you can and PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!  If she is to have any hope of being granted a U.S. visa to access the medical treatment she so desperately needs, this petition might be the answer.

liz nicholson
35,923 supporters
Started 3 years ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Ben Stiller, Angelina Jolie, UNHCR

Sign to reunify refugee families separated by the U.S Travel Ban

It is now 8 years since the war in Syria has begun, and shows no signs of the war coming to an end. Due to the ongoing violence and destruction of their homes, Syrian refugees have fled to other countries seeking asylum and refugee status. Millions of children have been separated from their parents and families, living alone. Children are at a higher risk of exploitation, physical abuse and sexual abuse as they are not with their parents.  With the implementation of the U.S. Travel Ban, as of January 1, 2019: 3,742 spouses or fiancés were banned from traveling to their U.S. citizen partner. By October 2019, this number will reach 6,070. 5,542 adopted minor children were banned from traveling to their U.S. citizen mom or dad. By October 2019, this number will reach 9,095. OF THE FAMILIES SEPARATED, 9 PERCENT ARE SYRIANS.   In 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order 13769, also known as the Travel Ban/Muslim Ban. In 2018, President Trump made some revisions to the initial executive order and signed Executive Order 13780. President Trump continued to suspend Syrian refugee admittance to the U.S. Executive Order 13780 also lowered the U.S. refugee capacity for FY2019 to 30,000. Due to this Travel Ban, families who were given refugee status in the U.S. are unable to reunify with their loved ones in Syria.  Immediate action needs to be taken in order to reunify families who have been separated due to the Travel Ban. “Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?” Families, women, children, and men of Syria need hope that they will see their families again, you can help by signing this petition advocating to lift The Travel Ban.  For more information on Syria’s humanitarian crisis:  

309 supporters
This petition won 5 years ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley

Exempt Wartime Interpreters from President Trump's Executive Order Banning Immigration

As an U.S. Army Captain serving in Afghanistan, I was almost killed by Taliban fighters. My Afghan translator, Janis, saved my life. We made a promise to translators like Janis, who served alongside our troops, to help them immigrate to the United States.President Trump’s ban on all immigration of refugees breaks that promise to the thousands of Afghan and Iraqi wartime allies. The president's Executive Order shuts the door on thousands of foreign interpreters, our wartime allies, who served alongside our military since 2001. Enacting a four-month ban on ALL immigration of refugees and an outright ban on the immigration of Iraqis condemns thousands of our Iraqi wartime allies to languish and fend for themselves against the very enemies we asked them to help us fight.The blanket ban on immigration from Iraq and the four month moratorium on immigration from Afghanistan prevents our allies from reaching safety here in America and leaves countless thousands to be hunted for their service to the United States. If we commit to this, we will permanently harm our national security. Our credibility will be forever neutered if not eroded. Why would any potential ally ever trust America to keep its word again? It pains me to think how many US soldiers will now die in future wars because we couldn't recruit the local support that is often the difference between life and death. Moreover, this ban imposes a lifetime moral injury on our Iraq war veterans. Vietnam Veterans speak often of their half-century injury at having abandoned so many of our Vietnamese allies. Please ask President Trump to keep our promise to America’s veterans and allow for the Special Immigration Visa program to continue uninterrupted. Sincerely, Matt Zeller, Co-FounderNo One Left Behind  

No One Left Behind
40,660 supporters