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Updated Travel Alert
If you are not a U.S. citizen, or are a national of the 7 countries mentioned in the Executive Order, please visit www.airportlawyer.org which allows community members to info volunteer lawyers when an individual is arriving from a "travel ban" country. That information is securely shared with groups of volunteer lawyers who monitor arrivals at airports.
After the travel ban was challenged in court, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says it is reinstating visas and told U.S. airlines they could board travelers who had previously been barred by the executive order. For those whose visas were physically cancelled, the electronic version is usable in place of the physical visa.
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Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens
A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at: www.ispu.org/poll
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Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice
Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. It’s the tone of news coverage and commentary, not an event itself that determines how the public reacts and whether members of a minority group will face hate violence. Accurate language can inform readers, while ethnically and religiously loaded language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.
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