Civil and Human Rights

New Trump Muslim Travel Ban Suffers From Same Religious Discrimination As Old Trump Muslim Travel Ban

Washington, DC – After release of President Trump’s revised Muslim travel ban this afternoon – teased to the public days ago but only issued after coverage of Trump’s joint address to Congress had worked its way through the news cycle – Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following reaction: 

“Dressing up President Trump’s Muslim ban in more professional legal clothing does not detract from the fact that underneath it’s still a Muslim ban. Trump’s manifest, unconstitutional purpose is still live on his campaign web site, with an all-caps headline speaking loud and clear: ‘DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON PREVENTING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION.’ 
 
“Today’s announcement does nothing to fix that.”

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Resources:

CAC’s “friend of the court” brief in Darweesh v. Trump: http://theusconstitution.org/cases/darweesh-et-al-v-trump-et-al-edny 

“President Trump Expected to Sign Revised Travel Ban Sometime Next Week,” Elizabeth Wydra on FOX News Channel, February 23, 2017: http://theusconstitution.org/news/tv-fox-president-trump-expected-sign-revised-travel-ban-sometime-next-week

“Trump Travel Ban Suspension Upheld,” Elizabeth Wydra on the O’Reilly Factor, FOX News Channel, February 9, 2017: http://theusconstitution.org/news/tv-fox-trump-travel-ban-suspension-upheld

“DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON PREVENTING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION,” Trump-Pence Campaign, December 7, 2015: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration

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Constitutional Accountability Center (www.theusconstitution.org) is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history.

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