Coalition protecting Muslim, immigrant and refugee rights gather in Greenfield

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MILWAUKEE -- A number of individuals representing local Muslim, immigrant, refugee, interfaith and civil rights organizations gave their reaction to President Trump’s ban on travel to the United States Monday, January 30th in Greenfield.

The order signed Friday evening, stops people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, from entering the United States for 90 days. President Trump says the order will enhance national security. Critics say it's discrimination and will ultimately hurt U.S. foreign relations.

Monday's event in Greenfield was led by the president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition. The groups met at the Islamic Resource Center at 10 a.m. for a news conference.

Coalition protecting Muslim, immigrant and refugee rights gather in Greenfield

 

Members of a mosque in Milwaukee held a special interfaith event on Sunday, January 29th. The gathering at Humboldt Park was in response to President Donald Trump's immigration ban.

Interfaith gathering in Milwaukee

On Saturday, January 28th, hundreds protested President Donald Trump's order to keep people from entering the United States from several Middle Eastern countries.The group of protesters were outside the Federal Building in downtown Milwaukee.

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Also this weekend, dozens of people showed up to protest at U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's town hall meeting in Menomonee Falls -- he supports President Trump's order.

After a town hall meeting on Saturday, a medical student named Joe Lalli asked Sensenbrenner for his position on the executive order Mr. Trump issued Friday. Lalli recorded his interaction with Sensenbrenner and posted the audio online.

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

"People who have been here for years, who have green cards, who were on vacation when this was announced and they`re stuck there -- that`s OK with you? You think that`s right? You think that`s a good policy?" asked Lalli, who opposes the executive order.

"That is legal. But you can`t --" Sensenbrenner said.

"That`s not what I asked," Lalli said.

"OK, well I`ll say, yeah it is right. People who have green cards, they're subject to the same terms of entry as other aliens into the United States," Sensenbrenner said.

After a day of confusion, the Department of Homeland Security said Sunday that all lawful permanent residents will be allowed to re-enter the country.

15 comments

      • REVEREND AL SHARPTON

        THANKS DUDE, I WISH I COULD JUST HOCUS POCUS ALL THESE FILTHY SAVAGES BACK TO THE MIDDLE EAST SO THEY CAN FIGHT EACH OTHER OVER GOATS AND HASHISH INSTEAD OF WASTE OUR TIME AND TAX DOLLARS !!!!!!!

  • Phil

    How come back in 2011 when Obama banned Iraqi refugees for six months, the news media and far left said nothing? Where was the outrage and protests?

    • Jim

      Not only did Obama ban Iraqi’s for 6 months he also put “extreme vetting” on all immigrants from the same 7 countries Trump has suspended them from for 90 days. Nothing about this from the left wind media including Fox 6!

    • REVEREND AL SHARPTON

      CAUSE TRUMP BE WHITE N DO IT SO HE A RACIST FOR IT ANYONE THAT AINT WHITE AINT A RACIST DONT YOU KNOW THAT ?

  • Liberty for America

    Obama could do it, but all hell breaks out when Trump does it? Look into how many are on the payroll to cause the disturbances. Soros has allot of people on the payroll. The Left will not give up! They said they will fight everything Trump does, including the judges on the payroll too.

  • deleted again

    These protesters will continue to protest everything Trump does because they are like little children. They didn’t get their way by the American electoral process. They will protest the judicial process and the legislative process and all of the things that America was founded on as long as Trump is President.

  • Mike

    Remind them Muslims kill 911,Martin Richards,shoe them hos mangled up body and bodies of others blown up and let them run their mouths ,ya that’s why aliens must be checked,you love them so much let them live with you.

  • CYNIC

    I’m sure ISIS is laughing out loud that there are people in this country who are practically throwing themselves at the door trying to keep it open. It just makes their job easier when they get help from the inside I guess.

  • Huh !

    I’d like to know how many of these protesters have invited the American homeless to live their homes ? How many have fed and clothed the poor they see on our streets here in the U.S. ? If any of them did, was it someone they knew nothing about…a complete stranger ? Until they can answer YES to these simple questions, they have no right to claim that we as a country should allow anyone into our HOMEland ! What’s wrong with getting a little background on the people entering our borders ? BUT …. If they are American Citizens or legal paper holders, Let Them Come Home !!!

  • FAUX6 PANDERS TO LIBERALS

    Did any of you brain-dead libturds concern yourself or ask about immigration back in 2011 when your pal NoBama banned refuges from Iraq for 6 months? Oh, didn’t fit with your liberal agendas back then did it? Or are you bored and looking for something to complain about? We see through your pathetic double-standards.

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