Understanding the Muslim Bans

Understanding the Muslim Bans

Last updated DECEMBER 5, 2017

The Muslim bans are a series of discriminatory executive orders and proclamations that the Trump administration has implemented. While the first version, Muslim Ban 1.0, was signed and went into effect on 1/27/2017, within a day of being signed, thousands of individuals across the country rushed to the airports in protest, and significant portions of it were immediately blocked by the federal courts. The administration has continued to issue four different versions of the Muslim ban, in which significant portions have been temporarily blocked by the federal court, since they are blatantly anti-Muslim, unconstitutional, and an abuse of the president’s power.

The most recent fight to challenge the Muslim bans continues.

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