Richmond, VA - We applaud the recent announcement by Attorney General Mark Herring that the Commonwealth of Virginia is joining the lawsuit against Donald Trump for his unlawful and unconstitutional executive order banning entry into the United States to people from certain countries.
"My family came to this country in 1981 as refugees, fleeing a war-torn Vietnam,” said New Virginia Majority Co-Executive Director Tram Nguyen. “My family’s story is not unique. For many, like my dad, to not leave is to face certain death. The current exodus of Syrian refugees cries for the same humanitarian response that saved my family. Politicians who would reject families who seek safety from terror don’t represent my values or the values of those who welcomed me and my family to Virginia.”
We thank Attorney General Herring for this announcement, which is a critical step to protect democracy and the people of the Commonwealth.
New Virginia Majority builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We organize for racial and economic justice through large-scale political education, mobilization, and advocacy around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic, and environmentally sustainable.