National Family Civil Rights Center

NFCRC Statement on the Trump Administration Executive Order on Immigration

Washington, D.C. -- January 29, 2017

NFCRC stands firmly with our neighbors, family and friends in this nation of immigrants. 

We are committed to protecting the bedrock principles enshrined in our Nation’s Constitution and traditions, best exemplified by the inscription on Lady Liberty, where she still stands as a beacon of hope for the entire world:

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

As Americans, we do not exclude huddled masses based on their religion, or arbitrarily from where they come seeking the American liberties we treasure so dearly.  Nor do we prevent lawful residents of our nation from reentering its borders, and above all, we do not deny fundamental Due Process rights, such as the right to counsel.

In these deeply troubling times, it is important to remember that the Constitution and Federal courts stand as a bulwark against the overreaches of any President. 

We stand committed with our civil liberties colleagues in other organizations to ensure that any person on our lands is afforded the basic rights and due process that make America the shining city on a hill that we have long been, and will always continue to be: if you or someone you know is being denied important rights, including the right to counsel, you may contact us toll free at (800) 385-0601 or any of the below organizations.  Our telephone lines are being monitored 24-hours per day.

           The American Civil Liberties Union

The International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center

Contact NFCRC:

(800) 385-0601  (phone)
(202) 640-4433  (fax)

Washington D.C. Office:

Evening Star Building
1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C.  20004

New York City Office:

77 Water Street, 8th Floor
New York, N.Y.  10005