Current Status of Your Rights
The new executive order goes into effect on March 16 and applies to six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Iraq, which had been included in the previous ban, is no longer included. After March 16, individuals from the six designated countries will not be able to enter the United States for at least 90 days. There are a number of exceptions, including for lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders) and individuals who already have a visa. The order also provides for a case-by-case waiver process.
The order also suspends the United States’ Refugee Admission Program for 120 days. As a result, starting on March 16, refugees from any country will be prevented from entering the country. Refugees who already are scheduled to enter the country will be allowed to do so; there will also be a case-by-case waiver process.
Status of the Ban
The Trump Administration rescinded its original ban and the revised ban won’t go into effect until March 16. We do not yet know what will happen to the pending cases that are challenging the original ban. Muslim Advocates is actively monitoring the situation, and will provide updates in the upcoming days.
What Happens Next
The new executive order goes into effect on March 16, 2017. Legal challenges are expected. In addition, the courts will need to determine what to do about the existing cases on original ban.
What You Can Do Now
- Contact your senator using Organizing for Action’s online call tool and demand that they oppose the Muslim ban.
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- Learn about the Town Hall events in your area using the Town Hall Project and show up to talk with your elected officials about opposing the ban.
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- New York Times Op Ed from Muslim Advocates: Don’t Be Fooled, Trump’s New Muslim Ban is Still Illegal
- Text of the ban
- Muslim Advocates Medium Post: It’s absolutely a Muslim ban
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