Trump’s executive orders are
racist, anti-migrant, anti-refugee
A step towards a more xenophobic America?
This is the question that the International Migrants Alliance poses as it criticizes the recent moves of US President Donald Trump to further restrict immigration in the United States through executive orders he has signed in his first week of office.
Trump recently ordered a four-month suspension of its refugee program while limiting entry through more rigorous processes for asylum seekers and refugees coming from seven Muslim-majority countries to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.” Those of Christian religion however, are extended exemption.
Earlier in the week, Trump ordered the immediate construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
According to IMA chairperson Eni Lestari, Trump, through his executive orders and pronouncements, is only fanning the flames of anti-Islamism, racial hate, ostracism, and bigotry that are fast spreading throughout America.
國際移民聯盟主席，埃尼蘭斯塔利 (Eni Lestari) 認為，「特朗普簽發的行政命令及其發表的意見，陶片放逐法 (強制驅逐)及盲目狹隘。」
“By alluding to those believing in Islam as possible terrorists, Trump justifies racism and his actions encouraging more racial conflict and divide. He brings the ‘with us or against us’ mantra of the George W. Bush presidency, a presidency known for waging the war of invasion on Iraq,” Lestari stated.
蘭斯塔利 (Lestari) 指出：「特朗普透過暗示，一些認為伊斯蘭就是恐怖分子的人，把種族主義合理化。他帶著那個因發動侵略伊拉克戰爭而留名的布殊總統的座右銘-[不站到我方就是敵人]。」
According to Lestari, it is tragic that a country of migrants and refugees, the country where the global compact for migrants and refugees was agreed upon by states, peoples’ organizations and various stakeholders in 2016, will have a president who will champion racism and discrimination instead of solidarity and unity.
蘭斯塔利 (Lestari) 認為：「在2016年，不同的國家、人民組織、及持分者均認同一個更緊密的移民及難民協約。而一個由移民和難民組成的國家，竟出現一個鼓吹種族主義及歧視，而不是團結匯聚的總統，這實在是一個悲劇。」
IMA expresses urgent concern for the safety and security of the Muslim-Americans as well as other people of color residing in the U.S. “Such statements from the current president could only encourage attacks on Muslim Americans and many others who will fit this racial profile. Not only that, these statements could lead into more oppressive state-instigated actions, which include immigrant arrests, crackdowns and deportation,” Lestari added.
蘭斯塔利 (Lestari) 進一步提出：「國際移民聯盟對穆斯林美國人，以至居住於美國的其他多色人種的安全表達急切的關注。現任總統的種種言論，只會鼓動針對穆斯林美國人及許多乎合這種族型像的其他人的攻擊。不止於此，這些言論更會帶出更多的國家推動的行動，包括，對移民的拘捕，打壓及驅逐。」
IMA expresses solidarity with its member organizations based in the U.S. as well as many organizations and individuals who joined the Women’s March and expressed opposition to Trump’s anti-migrant statements and policies.
“With his policies and orders, the Trump presidency poses a threat to solidarity, racial understanding and justice that many of us uphold and promote. We will not allow this to happen,” Lestari concluded.
蘭斯塔利 (Lestari) 總結，「特朗普以他的總統職權所發出的政策及命令，正威脅著我們許多人捍衛及提倡的人民團結及種族協同。我們不容許這情況。」
Eni Lestari, IMA Chairperson
埃尼蘭斯塔利 (Eni Lestari)，國際移民聯盟主席