The San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diegans welcome, reject, news of Trump immigration action
PANA's executive director Ramla Sahid was quoted by by The San Diego Union-Tribune in the article "San Diegans welcome, reject, news of Trump immigration action", published on Jan 24, 2017 by Kate Morrisey.
“I can't fathom the loss and sadness families must be feeling who are separated from loved ones in refugee camps and urban centers and who now will have no hope of seeing them again,” said Sahid, whose group advocates for inclusion of refugees. “Our work will be difficult but we must resist. We have to fight this and any effort to turn our backs on human beings at a time when they are most in need of safety and welcome.”
She added, “We must affirm the dignity and humanity of over 65 million people who have been forced to flee home who deserve our compassion. This is what we do as Americans. We stand in opposition to any announcement which turns our backs on refugees at a time when they are most in need of safety.”