One Detroit presents the story of an American Muslim woman who has to fight to live in peace
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Though months have passed since the Trump administration's first travel ban was issued in January, the Trump's position on immigration reform--in dealing with both legal and illegal immigration--continues to unfold.
In a recent article, the BBC revealed that President Trump has backed an "immigration overhaul that would reduce the number of permanent, legal migrants allowed in the US each year. He joins Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who in February proposed a bill to cut legal immigration by 50% over 10 years."
Numerous protests were sparked nationwide—and in our own cities of Detroit, Dearborn, and Hamtramck—in response to President Trump first immigration ban. The One Detroit team presents a story we recently captured featuring Rashida Tlaib. US-born and Muslim, Rashida was raised in southwest Detroit. Her law degree could have allowed her to pursue vast career opportunities, but she dreamed of working on international human rights issues. Now she’s working to fight ignorance and a rising Islamophobia in her own backyard.
In 2008, Rashida made history when she became the first Muslim woman elected to state office. Though she left the state Capitol in 2014, she continually seeks to serve the community by highlighting issues facing Muslim Americans. Currently, she is the Director of Community Partnerships and Development at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, and is heavily involved with the Take On Hate campaign, which recently helped organize the first of a series of emergency town halls to address the concerns of local Muslim Americans in light of President Trump's first proposed travel ban.