Statement by CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and NILC Expressing Disappointment with SCOTUS Muslim Ban Stay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017

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Statement by CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and NILC Expressing Disappointment with SCOTUS Muslim Ban Stay

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would grant a stay of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow refugees with formal ties to resettlement agencies to come to the U.S.

Zahra Billoo, a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) representative, Elica Vafaie, a staff attorney at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and Justin Cox, a staff attorney to the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), issued the following statement:

“We are disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the latest ruling against the Trump administration’s ban on most refugees, including the 24,000 people who have been working with American refugee resettlement agencies and whose lives hang in the balance. It is our hope that this is a mere procedural step.”

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