Friday, February 3, 2017

Congress, stand up for people with developmental disabilities

The Arc released this statement on its blog
“We are facing a civil rights crisis in our nation and people with disabilities are in the crosshairs with the latest draft Executive Order being circulated in the White House. The Executive Order, if finalized and signed by the President, would discriminate against immigrants with disabilities, making it harder to legally enter or remain in the country.  To deport individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are in our country legally or prevent them from immigrating, goes against the values of our nation."
“We urge President Trump to reject this Executive Order.  We also call on Members of Congress, as they have done in the past, to stand up for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they seek inclusion in America.” 
- Peter Burns, CEO of The Arc
At The Arc of King County, we stand with the national office and we celebrate diversity. You can read The Arc's full statement here.