CARE President & CEO Michelle Nunn, speaking with Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition”
On Jan. 27, hours after President Donald Trump signed his executive order on travel and immigration, the president and CEO of Atlanta-based CARE posted a statement sharply criticizing the order.
Michelle Nunn said the order would jeopardize the international relief organization’s efforts to save and protect refugees from nations like Syria. Nunn also argued the order would hurt the standing of the U.S. in the international community.
“We could foreseeably compromise relationships vital to our national interests,” she said in her statement.
In an email to CARE supporters and donors, Nunn went even farther, calling the order “this harmful and un-American ban.” On “Morning Edition,” Denis O’Hayer asked Nunn if the order has had any immediate effects on CARE’s efforts; how its operations will adjust to the president’s action; and whether the order might make the organization’s job easier in the long run.
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