FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2018
Hayley Burgess, [email protected], 202-805-0375
Fourth Circuit Decision Affirms What We Know: The Muslim Ban Is Immoral and Unconstitutional
RICHMOND, VA — The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today affirming that one of the latest iterations of President Trump’s Muslim ban, which indefinitely bans people from six Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States, is unconstitutional.
The civil rights lawsuit in which the decision was issued was filed by the National Immigration Law Center, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the ACLU on behalf organizations that provide services to refugees, American Muslim community organizations, and affected individuals. This case was consolidated with other civil rights challenges against the Muslim ban.
Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement:
“While this administration has enacted several versions of the ban, what has stayed the same is that the courts, once again, have said what we know to be true — that a Muslim ban in any form is unconstitutional and stands in stark contrast to the values we hold dear as a nation.
“We will not sit idly by as this administration continues its racist and hateful attacks on immigrant and refugee communities. We know that as a result of this ban, families are being torn apart every day. We continue to stand proudly with our plaintiffs, refugees, and American Muslim communities to fight inside and outside the courtroom until there is no Muslim ban ever.”