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On Anniversary of Refugee Ban, Activists Take to the Streets

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Jan 29, 2018

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Joshua Kurtz, Guest Contributor

HIAS supporters participate in a rally outside of the White House marking the one-year anniversary of the refugee ban, January 27, 2018.

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Faith leaders, members of the Muslim-American community, refugees and advocates take action in front of the White House to protest the administration’s ongoing attacks on the United States' refugee and immigration program, January 27, 2018.

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Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann speaks on behalf of HIAS at a rally in New York City's Washington Square Park, January 26, 2018.

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On Friday, January 27, 2017, as one of his first executive actions, President Trump banned refugees from entering the United States.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, dozens of American Jews gathered with HIAS, National Council of Jewish Women, and several other organizations to participate in a rally marking the one-year anniversary of the first ban.

The group joined faith leaders, members of the Muslim-American community, refugees and advocates in front of the White House to protest the administration’s ongoing attacks on the United States' refugee and immigration program.

Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, spoke about Holocaust Remembrance Day and the responsibility of the American Jewish Community to speak out for those fleeing persecution.

Joshua Kurtz is a Community Organizer and Avodah Corps Member at HIASFor all the latest news on HIAS’ work welcoming refugees, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram