Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen,
The recent executive order by President Trump banning Muslim immigrants and refugees is stunning in its brazenness, clearly racist in origin, damaging to the lives of real people, and has undoubtedly made the world a more dangerous place for us all.
I am calling on you to take the following steps immediately:
1. Publicly denounce the executive order in explicit terms.
2. Lift the current cap on private sponsorship of refugees.
3. After clearance, offer status to those stranded by the executive order.
4. Immediately suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States.
We need more than words at this time. We need definitive leadership and action to stand up against this bigotry.