NILC Applauds Ninth Circuit’s Decision Upholding Injunction on Muslim Ban

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September 7, 2017

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NILC Applauds Ninth Circuit’s Decision Upholding Injunction on Muslim Ban

LOS ANGELES — Following the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to uphold the Muslim ban injunction, Justin Cox, a staff attorney at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), issued the following statement:

“This decision by the Ninth Circuit is a step in the right direction and will hopefully help to ensure that discrimination does not become the law of the land in our country. The decision appropriately rejects the Trump administration’s nonsensical contention that even though a mother-in-law is considered ‘close family,’ a grandmother isn’t. And it correctly affirms that the that the Muslim ban cannot be used to bar the entry of refugees who have been formally assured to refugee resettlement agencies.

“The Trump administration has been slow-walking refugee admissions in defiance of federal court injunctions for months. We call on the federal government to honor our historical commitment to refugees and to the rule of law, and to ramp up refugee admissions immediately.”

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