Group rallies outside Newark ICE office to protest Trump travel ban

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A group of nearly 30 people rallied outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Newark on Thursday to protest a Trump administration proclamation that restricts immigration to the United States.

The group is pushing for Congress to pass the No Ban Act, which would limit a president’s ability to restrict entry into the U.S. They held signs and chanted “No hate. No Fear. Immigrants are welcome here.”

“We will not be silent. Immigrants are welcome here. This country was built off of immigrants. They are the fabric of this country and we will not sit still, no will we be silent,” says community organizer Kason Little. “We all bleed the same color blood inside. We are one. And we’re going to continue fighting for our brothers and sisters.”

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President Donald Trump signed the proclamation last month. It is expected to all but shut down family-based immigration from Myanmar, also known as Burma, as well as Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and Eritrea. The policy also restricts visas from Sudan and Tanzania.

Trump said those countries failed to meet minimum security standards. It was his latest crackdown on his signature issue of immigration.

The restrictions go into effect on Friday.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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