Statement Regarding the Recent Executive Orders on Immigration
January 25th, 2017 – As the news breaks of Executive Orders targeting immigrant and refugee families, we are deeply saddened and outraged that our country’s leadership has chosen to set this nation on a course in conflict with the very essence of who we are and what we stand for as a country. Our great nation has been as a beacon of hope for those fleeing persecution and violence. This is who we are as a people, the fiber of our national character. A nation of immigrants. A nation bonded together through its diversity, empathy and compassion.
The extreme and broad-sweeping actions of the new President are not only in stark contrast to our basic American values and traditions of welcoming newcomers to our shores, they are an attack on the heart of our national identity. We cannot sit idly by and allow our core values to be compromised. We must stand together and fight for the promise of the America that we all know and love.
In solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters, we must demand that the United States be a moral beacon amidst the darkness of this global humanitarian crisis.
Join with us in our commitment to advocate for and reunite immigrant and refugee families.
- Get to know your immigrant neighbors. Be “the welcome” that is core to our American values.
- Call your Representatives in Congress and tell them that you do not support the President’s executive action on immigration (you can find the contact information for your House Representative here and your Senators here).
- Volunteer at our Center to help immigrant and refugees families. Email us at email@example.com
- Donate money at this crucial time. Your generous support is vital to our efforts. Please donate to the IIIC by clicking here
We are grateful to have you working with us during this uncertain time.
Happy New Year From The IIIC!
There is so much going on here in 2017, and we’re excited about sharing it with you. Be sure to see what’s happening on our schedule of Upcoming Events.
Solas Awards 2016
On behalf of the Board of the Irish International Immigrant Center, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to those who attended the Solas Awards Celebration on December 1st. A big thank you to our friends and sponsors who made the event such a success. To our staff and volunteers – we are so grateful for your hard work which continues to move our mission forward. Please enjoy highlights of Solas 2016 here.
We are particularly grateful to our Solas 2016 sponsors, without whom Solas would not have been possible. We offer our heartfelt thanks, acknowledging the generous support we’ve received from our sponsors. Sponsor information is found here.