KCLSU extends our solidarity with those suffering in the United States and across the world as a result of Donald Trump’s executive order to ban access to the U.S. for nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. This discriminatory act is one fuelled by islamophobia and we whole heartedly stand against it. The splitting up of families from one another and the forceful non-admittance of those who have every right to be in the United States is a violation of basic rights.
We are also extremely concerned with the indefinite suspension of entry for refugees fleeing conflict and war in Syria, and the suspension of the Refugee Admissions Programme. This is targeted and racialised scapegoating of minorities and it must be rejected.
We are disappointed by the response of our Prime Minister Theresa May on her recent visit and we call on the PM and the Government to stand up to President Trump, call out the rights violations and the the blatant islamophobia and racism explicit in these policies.
We strongly condemn the actions of Donald Trump and extend our support to those suffering. We also wish to support our Muslim community and to all others affected here at King’s.
If you are able to, please attend a demonstration outside Downing Street this evening in response to Donald Trump. KCL Anti-Racism have organised an meeting point as well. KCL Anti-Racism: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854246204821698/
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