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Dallas Holocaust Museum Releases Statement on Immigration Policy

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The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance released a statement on the U.S. Immigration Policy via its website last Wednesday.

The statement reads:

“The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance calls upon all branches of our government to work together to fix our immigration system so that children are not separated from their parents at the borders of our great nation.

Separating families, regardless of why they are here, is the wrong policy and it needs to end. We are viewed throughout the world as a humane and compassionate nation, and we need to live up to our ideals.

At the Museum we teach visitors to be Upstanders, to stand up and take a moral, and ethical stance, even in the face of tremendous opposition.”

The museum has not released any additional statements following the Executive Order to end immigrant separations that was signed by President Trump last Wednesday.

ABOUT THE DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

Founded in 1984, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, the Museum hosted more than 86,000 visitors in 2017, among them 36,000 school children. A top-rated attraction in North Texas, the Museum is one of just a few Holocaust-related museums or centers in the United States and the only Holocaust museum serving North Central Texas, as well as the adjacent states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Museum has been recognized for its compelling and creative programming, internationally recognized exhibits, and world-class speakers. North Texas is home to over 50 survivors, refugees and hidden children from the Holocaust. Dedicated members and volunteers throughout the region and the state generously support the Museum every year. Find out more on the museum’s website.

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