Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Sirine Shebaya, senior staff attorney for Muslim Advocates, regarding the Supreme Court’s order allowing President Trump’s Muslim ban to go temporarily into full effect. Find more information here about Muslim Advocates’ efforts to combat President Trump’s Muslim bans. On Friday, December 8, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear oral arguments in IAAB v. Trump, a civil action brought by Muslim Advocates that is challenging the latest version of the Muslim ban:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily reinstate the third Muslim ban is a deeply unfortunate setback. But it is not the end of the road. We remain steadfast in our efforts to persuade the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit this Friday – and later the Supreme Court – that the Muslim Ban is infused with anti-Muslim animus and should be blocked for good.
We will continue to fight against the ban with even greater resolve knowing that the consequences are so imminent for millions of families.
This decision and the administration’s efforts are deeply injurious to Americans. Families have been divided, businesses have suffered, and the American Muslim community has been marginalized and stigmatized.
All nationals of the banned countries should be prepared when traveling to consult with an attorney, to ensure all travel documentation is up-to-date, and to know their rights.
Muslim Advocates remains committed to doing all we can to protect the right of all to live free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.”
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.