Saturday, March 11, 2017

Muslim community rallies to protest immigration, refugee policies

From Buffalo-

More than 100 people gathered in Lackawanna on Friday, holding American flags and signs protesting President Trump's immigration and refugee policies.

The event, which brought together a host of community, political and faith leaders, aimed to show support for those affected by the administration's revised travel ban.

Trump signed an executive order Monday that blocked citizens of six countries that are majority Muslim from entering the United States: Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Syria.

The changes have led to fear and anger for some in the Muslim community, including in this city of 18,000 -- where one-third of the population is composed of people who are first-, second- or third-generation in the United States from Yemen.

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