June 27, 2018 IN: News
SEARAC Condemns Supreme Court Decision on Trump’s Hateful Muslim Travel Ban
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Administration’s travel ban on individuals from Muslim-majority countries. Building on the White House’s coordinated attacks on immigrants and refugees, this decision promotes a discriminatory policy that impacts communities of color.
“This Supreme Court ruling is an affront to America’s values of compassion and justice-the same values that facilitated the resettlement of over one million Southeast Asian refugees more than 40 years ago,” said Quyen Dinh, executive director of SEARAC. “We mourn with our Muslim brothers and sisters who now face prolonged family separation and who are unable to flee from violence and persecution in their home countries. In solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities, we call for immigration policies that align with our country’s core principles: liberty and justice for all.”