VIDEO: President Trump’s Travel Ban Spurs Emergency Town Hall in Dearborn

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President Trump’s travel ban continued to create a ripple effect in the lives of local and national Muslim American policy leaders, prompting many in the Detroit area to come together in Dearborn last week

Last Wednesday, February 1, 2017, ACCESS, a community non-profit group hosted an emergency town hall meeting concerning President Donald Trump’s executive order, which created new travel restrictions directed mostly at Muslims coming from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.

Local legal experts spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, concerned not only with what they call the “Muslim Ban” but Trump's other executive orders that will affect not only Muslim immigrants but potentially the Latino community and others as well.

After the panelists’ presentation, many in the crowd also had the opportunity to pose questions about how the ban could specifically affect their friends and families, and what next steps to take as a community.

Featured speakers included:
Abed Ayoub, Legal & Policy Director of American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Noel Saleh, ACCESS / ACLU of Michigan
Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Check out our ongoing coverage of the Immigration Ban on MiWeek, dptv.org/onedetroit, and detroitjournalism.org.

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