Muslim Advocates Responds to Trump Muslim Ban Announcement

“The vast majority of the executive order is completely unchanged.”

Washington DC – The following is a statement from Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates, regarding the latest presidential directive making changes to the Muslim ban executive order:

“Let us not be fooled by the administration’s attempted tricks and semantics, this is still the same Muslim ban.  The administration is once again making cosmetic adjustments to the Muslim ban in hopes that it will pass the barest possible definition of anything else; but they’ve failed again.

The vast majority of the executive order is completely unchanged.

Just shy of two weeks before the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Muslim and refugee ban case, the administration is attempting to circumvent the courts once more and to undermine our Constitution.”

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.