The Muslim Travel Ban Puts Families At Risk

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The Muslim Travel Ban Puts Families At Risk

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STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO

“Today the Supreme Court lifted the restraining order on the Muslim travel ban, leaving immigrants, refugees and families exposed to further racial profiling by the federal government. The Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the constitutionality of the ban, but we know the ban will further institutionalize racism through public policy. YWCA USA stands firmly against policies that target people based on race, religion or ethnicity. Everyone deserves equal protection under the law.”

About YWCA USA

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more: www.ywca.org.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Danielle Marse-Kapr
845.629.8656 | dmarsekapr@ywca.org

Allegheny County is one of the counties that have moved to code “yellow” as of May 15th. Following Governor Wolf’s directive, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s operations remain largely remote. Our Early Child Development Center, with locations at our Homewood-Brushton Center and Propel Braddock Hills is now open. YWCA’s staff is working remotely to continue to provide important services to our community. Please check our website frequently for service updates and to sign up to be a friend of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.  For a list of local resources, please follow this link.

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