Pro-refugee rally held outside White House in Washington DC

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm
A rally has been held outside the White House in Washington, DC, to mark World Refugee Day and condemn the administration of President for its immigration policy amid the largest refugee crisis in history.
Dozens of immigrants, activists, and allies gathered on Wednesday, chanting slogans such as “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here”.
Amnesty International and more than 60 other organizations co-sponsored the event.
The activists called for the Trump administration to commit to resettling at least 75,000 refugees in 2018, although the president has capped refugee admittance at 50,000.
The speakers at the rally included refugees from Somalia, Congo, Pakistan, Syria and Liberia as well as faith leaders and representatives of around a dozen organizations that organized the rally.

Immigration activists rally in front of Trump World Tower to mark World Refugee Day, June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by AFP)

World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year and is dedicated to raising awareness about the situation of refugees throughout the world.
Tens of thousands of protesters across have taken to the streets since Trump’s inauguration to express their resentment against his controversial immigration and refugee policies.
Wednesday’s rally comes on the heels of that Trump’s proposed travel ban was struck down for a third time in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 
The executive order would have temporarily halted the refugee program and banned most travel from 6 Muslim majority countries, including some that produce the highest numbers of refugees, such as Syria.
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