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America’s Voice Denounces Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Muslim Ban

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, in response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban. We are deeply disappointed with today’s Supreme Court decision. Let’s not kid ourselves. This is a Muslim ban. It is based on religious bigotry. As … Continue reading »

Another Federal Judge Slaps Down Trump and Sessions for Ending DACA; Let’s Hope the Supreme Court Does the Same to the Muslim Ban

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, DC ruled that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended DACA and unless they come up with a better rationale in 90 days, the Administration must not only continue DACA for current beneficiaries, but it must accept new applications as well. The ruling – just the latest in a string of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “When Family Isn’t Family: Trump Muslim Ban Edition”

Earlier this week, immigration attorney and former AILA president David Leopold provided a unique take on the Supreme Court’s decision on IRAP v. Trump – namely, that it wasn’t the win the Trump Administration has been claiming. Leopold warned, however, that “the real concern after yesterday’s ruling is not that the Supreme Court made a … Continue reading »

Advocates Respond to SCOTUS Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. In addition, the Court upheld one part of the ban, while allowing another provision of it … Continue reading »

Another Loss for Trump: 4th Circuit Says Trump’s Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

Is Trump tired of winning yet? The 4th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals announced its ruling on Trump’s Muslim ban today, writing that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The ruling actually addresses Trump’s second Muslim ban, the revised version that was announced in March and targeted six countries. As in … Continue reading »

NYT/WaPo/WSJ Agree: Muslim Ban is Cruel, Unnecessary, and Not About National Security

Yesterday, we assessed that the latest Muslim and refugee ban is still a “cruel, chaotic, and dangerous affront to the principles our country was founded on.” Given that internal DHS analyses undercut the supposed national security rationales for the policies, we noted that the motivations behind the ban traced back to the white nationalist vision embraced … Continue reading »

Trump’s “Revised” Refugee and Muslim Ban Is Still a Refugee and Muslim Ban

In late January, Trump’s Refugee and Muslim generated chaos throughout the nation and international outcry. This ‘new’ ban is a transparent attempt to circumvent court-issued stays on Trump’s original version. Upon review, it’s clear that Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban remains exactly that: still a refugee and Muslim ban. Policy and legal experts gathered today to … Continue reading »

Muslim Ban 2.0 Is About White Nationalism (and Other Things), Not National Security

Trump’s Muslim ban, version 2.0 is out today, more or less the same as the old except Iraq has been taken off the list. The ban means that there is a 90-day moratorium on the issuance of new visas from citizens of six majority-Muslim countries. Trump is likely to claim, as he has before, that the … Continue reading »

Trump Insists on Refugee/Muslim Ban that Undermines National Security, American Values

The revised refugee and Muslim ban signed today does not dramatically change in character from the initial version, according to details reported by Reuters and comments by the president’s team. As we know, such a ban undermines national security and American values. And despite supposed national security rationales for the bans, the redraft has been … Continue reading »

PRESS CALL: Trump’s “Revised” Refugee and Muslim Ban Still a Refugee and Muslim Ban

***PRESS CALL**** TODAY, March 6 2pm EST DIAL IN: 800-862-9098 ; PASSCODE: BAN Washington, DC – TODAY, March 6 at 2pm EST, legal and policy experts will analyze President Trump’s forthcoming revised refugee and Muslim ban on a conference call with reporters. The new ban is an attempt to circumvent court-issued stays on Trump’s original … Continue reading »