FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2017
Hayley Burgess, 202-384-1279, [email protected]
NILC Responds to Supreme Court Calendar Change in Trump v. IRAP
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has removed both major legal challenges to President Trump’s Muslim ban from its oral argument calendar, NILC learned today. Oral argument in the cases had been scheduled to take place on October 10.
The Court has ordered all parties in the cases to submit additional briefing in light of yesterday’s announcement from the Trump administration that it has issued yet another ban against several countries, including predominantly Muslim-majority countries. The National Immigration Law Center is co-counsel in Trump v. IRAP and has committed to fighting the Muslim ban in all its permutations every step of the way. Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
“This new Muslim ban, just like each prior version of it, is morally reprehensible and legally indefensible. Our communities have always known this, and the federal circuit courts of appeal have consistently agreed. Although any delay in justice served is disappointing and will result in tremendous harm to our communities, this latest news is just one step in the larger, multi-faceted fight against the Muslim ban and the Islamophobia that is at the root of these bans. Our goal from the start has been clear: we will work—inside and outside the courtroom—to make sure there is no Muslim ban ever. We will collaborate with our Muslim community leaders and all the affected communities to make sure our country rejects this hateful and divisive policy.
“All those who joined us at the airports, in town halls, and in courtrooms over the last several months should stay engaged. Visit www.nomuslimbanever.com to learn how you can make your voice heard.”
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