Earlier this week, Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. Over the course of his campaign, Trump has threatened to build a wall, close the border to refugees, and deport millions of people. As an organization that dedicates itself to the advocacy of immigrants, IASC is deeply saddened and alarmed by the implications of these proposed policies as they directly relate to the communities that we serve.
We at IASC would like to guarantee our continued support for the communities we have proudly served throughout our short time in the New London area. We would also like to remind everyone of the potential we have as a people to overcome this adversity. This past election was a voter turnout milestone for many of the demographics that make up our community. The Latino vote this year has had a bigger impact in the election than ever before. In addition to this, Muslim communities around the country have mobilized more of their members to have their voices heard. With this progress in mind we at IASC would like to stress that now is the time to continue to stand in solidarity, and to double our efforts.