Seventeen states — in addition to Washington and Minnesota — filed a 29-page amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit not to undo a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), which brought Trump’s travel and immigration ban to a grinding halt Friday. Georgia was not one of them.
Please take a moment this morning to call Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and ask him to join the attorney generals the other states who have taken a public stance to fight President Trump’s executive order for travel bans.
Please call Attorney General Chris Carr’s office at (404) 656-3300 and state…..Please ask Attorney General Carr to join the other state attorney generals who signed the brief asking the court not to undo the Temporary Restraining Order on Trump’s Muslim and Refugee travel ban.
If you need more…..Resettlement is a core American legacy that extends freedom and opportunity for refugees to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. I support the resettlement of refugees into Georgia, and welcome refugees into my local community. I expect the Attorney General to support the openness to refugees this country was founded upon.
Please also email Attorney General Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message (or a personal version of it) and the subject line “Washington v. Trump”:
Attorney General Carr,
I support refugee resettlement in the U.S. I am strongly opposed to the announcement from President Trump that slashed refugee admissions, brings all resettlement to a halt, stops resettling refugees from certain countries, and preferences religious minorities. This discrimination flies in the face of core American values and this country’s founding principles. It does not reflect the welcome for refugees I see in my community every day. Please sign onto the public amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals signed by the Attorney Generals of seventeen other states urging the court to uphold the Temporary Restraining Order.
I would also appreciate a response from your office regarding your stance on this matter.
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Finally – please join the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta for an Emergency Town Hall at their office at 2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30345 starting with food trucks at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. a discussion of the current refugee situation and hear from IRC clients.