Petition to Ray Watts
Demand President Ray Watts Back International Students
As members of the UAB family we, the signed, strive to foster communication among cultures. We have always held collaboration, excellence and achievement, community involvement, and diversity and inclusion as some of our most core values. UAB will commit to supporting its international and immigrant students. Here at UAB we are one family, and the oppression of our brothers and sisters is an oppression on our community as a whole. As one of the most diverse universities in the country it is our duty to stand united as a symbol to the nation and the world.Pursuant to our firm belief that diversity improves results, we students ask that UAB honor and continue its commitment to its diverse body of students by assuring immigrant students that their status will not be released. We ask this in wake of President Trump's executive order with regards to immigrants and refugees in which he states that he plans to “suspend any such entry until such time as I determine that additional admissions would be in the national interest”. Our steadfast dedication to our diversity in the classroom, research facilities, hospitals, and communities is what sets UAB apart and ahead of other universities. It is imperative for the UAB administration to back the immigrant community at UAB and to pledge to not release information on immigration status of its students, faculty or staff.
Petition to Citizens and Scholars Activist Network
Tell the government to allow entry for US legal residents and visa holders-End Muslim Ban
Donald Trump’s executive order to close America’s borders to refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has been swiftly enforced. The order blocks to the US from citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya for 90 days and as well as indefinitely suspending admission of Syrian refugees. This order is already breaking up families of US visa holders and green card holders all over the world. All these people are hopeful students, workers, and immigrants from those seven nations, that came to the United States, looking for a brighter future and the prospect of freedom. When they came to this country, they were promised, by the constitution of the United States, to be protected, and to not be judged/detained based on their religion, nationality, or gender. Today, legal permanent residents, who have worked and paid taxes for years in this country are being barred from entry to the United States, or are going through severe security check in airports, such as being handcuffed, while the officers are going through their phones and social media accounts. Now, more than half a million legal residents from those seven nations cannot exit the United States, because if they do, they will be barred from entry. This order will only spread hatred and racism around the world. Sign this petition to tell your senators and government officials to stop this executive order, written based on hatred and bigotry. Families' unification depends on your signatures
Petition to Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Trump travel ban: Petition Stanford to protect the data of its international community
We, the undersigned members of Stanford University’s students, alumni, staff, and faculty, are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s Executive Order which bans the citizens of seven Middle-eastern countries from entry for 90 days and suspends refugees for at least 120 days. We hereby call on the leadership of Stanford University to make a statement that it: 1. will not share sensitive information – such as immigration status – of its international community with the federal government, except for when explicitly required to do so by law; 2. ensures that Stanford University’s campus police will not partner with federal, state, or other local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law unless explicitly forced to do so by law, nor record or inquire about its students’ immigration status while performing their duties. On January 28th, the leadership of the University of Michigan adopted the above positions to protect its international community, and companies across Silicon Valley also made clear their position on protecting their employees from this Executive Order. We must similarly protect Stanford University’s international community – not just those from the seven targeted nations – whose talented scientists, engineers, artists, and sportspeople frequently overcome significant adversity to study, work, and collaborate with us and make fundamental contributions to the success of our institution. Furthermore, by specifically targeting immigrant and nonimmigrant citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations, this Executive Order stands in stark contrast with Stanford University’s Nondiscrimination Policy, which prohibits “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race,…, national or ethnic origin,.., [or] religion.” While the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 casts doubts on the legality of the EO’s application to legal permanent residents, it would not invalidate restrictions against persons on student visas (e.g. F/J) or temporary worker visas (e.g. H1-B). This underscores both the vulnerability of members of Stanford University’s international community, as well as the urgency for action to protect their rights. We strongly urge Stanford University to protect the safety, privacy, and values of its international community by adopting the above positions and making the above statement. Signed,
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
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, United States Supreme Court
#NoMuslimBanEver! We must let them in!
In the US, no one is allowed to enter from some specific countries. It’s only been partially lifted for select people. LET‘S GET RID OF IT. There are so many problems in other countries. Let’s give them a chance! They deserve a new start after their painful childhood (It can’t really be called a childhood, can it?). Let’s make a change. #NoMuslimBanEver #UnapologeticallyMuslim
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Congress: Rescind the Muslim Ban Immediately #NoMuslimBanEver
The Trump administration has once again rolled out a new version of its Muslim ban, although this time it has no end date. The American people rejected Trump’s bans and rallied at airports across the country in January. Several court decisions have struck down Trump’s un-Constitutional and un-American attempts to turn the President’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States” into policy. Yet, the Trump administration will not halt its discriminatory pursuit. Now, we have to take action to ensure that Congress stops shirking its responsibility and steps up to end Trump’s ban once and for all. On Oct. 18th, the day the new ban goes into effect, fifteen national organizations from across the country – ACCESS, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Iranian American Bar Association, Muslim Advocates, Muslim Public Affairs Council, National Immigration Law Center, National Iranian American Council for Action, National Network for Arab American Communities, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and South Asian Americans Leading Together – will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to deliver a joint Change.org petition calling on Congress to halt the ban once and for all. Be a part of this vital effort – sign the joint petition from these national organizations today in order to stop Trump's ban!
Petition to Mark Robak, Mark Watton
Demand the Resignation of Hector Gastelum from the Otay Water District Board of Directors
Hector Gastelum, an elected member of the Otay Water District Board of Directors, has called Muslims "Subhuman" and "Scum." On February 19, the pro-Trump board member tweeted: “Lets pressure OUR Legislators to increase list of so-called #MuslimBan to prevent #SubHuman #Scum from #USA to #MAGA.” He has also used his social media to portray Muslims as rapists and murderers. Gastelum has been asked to resign by members of the community for his bigoted, ignorant and inflammatory social media posts, but has refused to do so. Chula Vista Councilman Steve Padilla: "Given his lack of a desire to take responsibility for his comments, I would join the other voices in the community in asking him to step down." Gastelum was elected in 2016 and his term expires in 2020. Chula Vista is a diverse, welcoming and tolerant community with residents of all faiths and cultures. Mr. Gastelum is free to express his bigoted and ignorant views as a private citizen and realtor, but he should not be serving on a public board of directors. We ask that you demand his resignation immediately. NBC News Video