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Immigrants, refugees will have a prime seat for Trump’s first address to Congress

Democrats are doing more than just voicing opposition to President Trump’s recent executive orders targeting refugees and undocumented immigrants.

Rep. Alma Adams

Several members of Congress will have immigrants as their guests this evening when Trump delivers his first address to the joint Congress.

Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host Sil Ganzo, Executive Director of Charlotte based non-profit ourBRIDGE, as her guest at the State of the Union Address.

“This administration’s hateful rhetoric and unconstitutional actions attack refugees and immigrants. Tomorrow, I’ll continue to stand in solidarity with these communities as I welcome local immigrant and refugee advocate Sil Ganzo as my guest for the State of the Union address,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Ganzo, an immigrant herself, is a respected advocate for Charlotte’s refugee and immigrant communities. Her presence in the chamber will send a clear message that we will not tolerate bigotry and hate.”

Since its creation in 2014, ourBridge has provided after-school academic support, at no cost, to refugee and immigrant students and their families in Charlotte.

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David Schanzer

And if you missed it over the weekend, be sure to listen to Chris Fitzsimon’s radio interview with David Schanzer of the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Schanzer discusses why President Trump’s crackdown on immigrants and ban of refugees from seven Muslim countries is hurting our relationship with allies and failing to make our country any safer.

Click below to hear the full interview:

 

 

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