ADC Troubled by the Supreme Court’s Decision to Partially Reinstate Travel Ban
Washington, D.C., June 26, 2017
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) is troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate the Arab and Muslim travel ban against refugees and foreign nationals seeking visas.
The Supreme Court’s decision is a blatant dismissal of the actual injury caused by the Administration’s direct attack against our community. It is particularly worrisome that the Supreme Court would allow the Administration to implement the ban when the discriminatory and arbitrary application of the ban following the initial roll-out is well-known and documented. We saw rampant profiling by the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Patrol, unlawful detention, family separation, and extensive interrogation unrelated to actual national security. As the Fourth Circuit declared, despite its revisions, the new travel ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”
ADC stands with you and will host a Facebook Live Tomorrow,to explain the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow, June 27, 2017 at 11:00AM
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP
CALL ADC AT 202-244-2990 OR VIA EMAIL AT LEGAL@ADC.ORG
The Supreme Court did recognize that persons whom have a “bona fide” relationship with a family member or entity in the United States should be allowed to enter the United States. However, the “bona fide” relationship requirement as articulated by the Supreme Court is vague. Similar to the waivers provided in the Executive Order (EO), ADC has serious concerns that the requirement will ultimately still bar persons based on identity. ADC filed an amicus brief in IRAP v. Trump arguing that the waivers provided in the EO are arbitrary, and would effectively be used to ban all nationals from the designated countries by setting a burden that cannot be met.
Write why this is important to you.
Why ADC Stands with You and Supports IRAP
The travel ban is not about national security more than it’s about preventing Arabs and Muslims from entering the U.S.
Our country was founded on the basis of rejecting discrimination in all forms.
From the beginning, Americans have adamantly opposed the travel ban.
Lives are at stake. Rather than being blinded by the xenophobia and religious animosity driven by rhetoric, we must speak out and demand justice.