Home | Community | ANCA Statement on White House Immigration Executive Order

ANCA Statement on White House Immigration Executive Order

By
ANCA Statement on White House Immigration Executive Order

Armenians whose relatives have been detained at U.S. ports of entry or who have been blocked from re-entry to the U.S. to contact ANCA immediately at travel@anca.org or (202) 775-1918.

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America on Monday issued the following statement regarding the January 27, White House Executive Order on immigration, titled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States”.

The complete text of the ANCA statement is provided below.

ANCA Statement on the White House Immigration Executive Order

The Armenian National Committee of America remains engaged and concerned regarding the developing situation surrounding the White House’s January 27th immigration Executive Order, both at the level of U.S. policy and in terms of this action’s impact on Armenian individuals and families.

As has been widely reported, the Executive Order, titled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” places restrictions on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.

This travel ban has been applied to refugees and visa holders from these designated countries as well as to those with green cards who already have permanent residency or other legal status in the US. The ban, initially in effect for a period of 90 days, may become permanent. We have witnessed uneven and inconsistent enforcement of the order, reflecting apparent confusion among government officials and within the travel industry. The federal courts have issued a stay on the enforcement of the order, but the extent of this legal action, and how it will affect non-U.S. citizens, remains unclear. Future Congressional and court action may also influence how non-U.S. citizens and their families are impacted.

As the ANCA continues to engage relevant stakeholders – including Congress and the White House – we offer the following recommendations:

1. The ANCA encourages Armenians whose relatives or friends have been detained at U.S. ports of entry or who have been blocked from re-entry to the U.S. to contact us immediately at travel@anca.org or (202) 775-1918. Please be prepared to share basic information, including a description of the situation and the name of any legal counsel. (This information will remain confidential.)

2. Until there is greater clarity regarding the full legal scope and nature of these restrictions, the ANCA recommends that Armenians from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, who are not U.S. citizens, refrain from leaving the U.S., due to the increased risk that they will be denied re-entry, regardless of their immigration status.

3. The ANCA is regularly consulting with civil and legal rights organizations for the most up to date information on this unfolding situation and will provide community updates, as they become available.

As Americans of Armenian heritage – a community of proud immigrants, many descended from the families of Armenian Genocide survivors with roots in Syria, Iraq, Iran and other countries cited in this order – we remain deeply concerned by the moral, legal and humanitarian implications of these new restrictions. We will act vigilantly to protect the human and legal rights of Armenians harmed by this executive order. As a matter of public policy, we are communicating our concerns, on a bipartisan basis, with both houses of Congress and the White House. Consistent with our mission, we will remain vigilant in protecting the welfare of our community and advancing our shared interest in a strong Diaspora, a secure Armenia, a free Artsakh, and a just resolution of the Armenian Genocide.

Subscribe to comments feed Մեկնաբանութիւններ (48 posted)

avatar
download Showbox apk 02/22/2017 22:24:28
download the latest Showbox for ios, Showbox is a free app that allows users to download or stream the latest tv shows, movies.
avatar
Rayshelon 03/06/2017 13:22:59
Brenda, me enrtaancía probar esos taquitos tuyos :) y digo tuyos porque aquí en casa mi esposo no come nada de comida Mexicana así que solo la puedo disfrutar cuando me junto con amigas en un restaurante mexicano local
avatar
Lucy 03/06/2017 14:24:28
I can't bevelie I've been going for years without knowing that.
avatar
Isabelle 03/08/2017 20:33:19
Felt so hopeless looking for answers to my <a href="http://qyqcouswc.com">qunueiots...sntil</a> now.
avatar
Crissy 03/12/2017 01:28:43
Gee whiz, and I thugoht this would be hard to find out. http://nxkhkgs.com frxsrxsgc [link=http://wxnqfujfhf.com]wxnqfujfhf[/link]
avatar
My Health Store 04/30/2019 03:56:17
This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog..
avatar
https://elojoseco.com 05/11/2019 04:42:44
I just couldn't leave your website before telling you that I truly enjoyed the top quality info you present to your visitors? Will be back again frequently to check up on new posts.
avatar
I am no expert, but I believe you just made an excellent point. You certainly fully understand what you are speaking about, and I can truly get behind that.
avatar
kitchen remodeling Denver 06/09/2019 14:04:22
This type of message always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content, so happy to find good place to many here in the post, the writing is just great, thanks for the post.
avatar
Aristotle Financial Services 06/21/2019 04:49:18
You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant!
avatar
Moon Marketing 06/27/2019 06:52:09
I have read your article, it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it..
avatar
international road transportation 06/29/2019 10:51:34
Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place..
avatar
dream interpretation 07/02/2019 00:46:10
I have not any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.
avatar
Blog Top Companii Romania 07/27/2019 05:29:18
I just couldn't leave your website before telling you that I truly enjoyed the top quality info you present to your visitors? Will be back again frequently to check up on new posts.
avatar
New York architects 07/28/2019 07:57:32
I have not any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.
avatar
Rayonna 03/12/2017 08:09:49
You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful <a href="http://omaxxjkjky.com">arielcts.</a>
avatar
Destiny 03/13/2017 06:10:12
Very valid, pithy, suintccc, and on point. WD. http://tgsnygkeeki.com axbjcibv [link=http://pvmmxcpr.com]pvmmxcpr[/link]
avatar
I have find best articles on armenian community introduced new English reviews. That all you should follow for having great articles. Everything I have got to get more knowledge on different blogs.
avatar
tnresults.nic.in 04/02/2017 19:32:42
Tamilnadu Board SSLC will be releasing TN SSLC Results 2017 this May month, and the Board effects are going to announce tnresults.nic.in
avatar
rolex replica 04/04/2017 19:42:34
Tamilnadu Board SSLC will be releasing TN SSLC Results 2017 this May month, and the Board effects are going to announce tnresults.nic.in
1 2 3 4 next Գումար: 38 | Ցուցադրում: 1 - 10

Ձեր մեկնաբանութիւնը

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Quote

Մուտքագրել նկարում նշուածները

Captcha
  • Ուղարկել ընկերոջ Ուղարկել ընկերոջ
  • Տպագրելու տարբերակ Տպագրելու տարբերակ
  • Տեքստային տարբերակ Տեքստային տարբերակ

Պիտակներ:

Պիտակներ չկան

Գնահատական

0