NEW YORK – The Supreme Court today upheld President Trump’s third Muslim Ban. In a 5 to 4 ruling in Hawaii v. Trump, the court deferred to the Executive’s judgment on matters of national security, allowing the order to block immigrants and temporary visitors from several Muslim-majority countries to continue.
The following statement is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman:
“Today’s decision flies in the face of religious freedom and equality. Past iterations of this discriminatory order were stopped by the courts because this has always undeniably been about imposing a Muslim ban. Barring anyone from our country based on their religion or where they come from means keeping people from life-saving health care and access to higher education, from family members and milestones like weddings, births and graduations. The NYCLU will continue to fight back against the Trump regime’s discriminatory, anti-immigrant and hateful policies for the sake of all New Yorkers.”
The New York Civil Liberties Union will join concerned New Yorkers for a rally this evening at 6 p.m. in Foley Square in solidarity with Muslim and refugee communities. On Thursday evening, the NYCLU will host a forum for community members impacted by the ban along with the ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York and the Muslim Bar Association of New York.