CIOGC finds the decision of United States Supreme Court to rescind portions of the injunction imposed on the Trump travel ban disappointing and disturbing.
The United States government already conducts extensive vetting of immigrants and refugees, a process which oftentimes extend into years. To add another four months of screening is not justified nor advances the national security interests of the United States.
For the Court to now sanction this travel ban, which presumes that one’s place of birth is indicative of one’s propensity for violence, is unjust and ignores the millions of law abiding citizens from the six countries on the travel ban list: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
CIOGC will continue to oppose and speak out against any legislation or executive orders that marginalize Muslims in the United States.
We urge the community to oppose the ban by contacting your Congressional leaders and telling them to take action against this discriminatory policy.
Below is a script for contacting your Senators to ensure that they know that this Supreme Court decision is detrimental to our community, and we expect them to stand for us.
Dear Member of Congress,
I urge you to oppose the Trump administration’s ban on refugees and people from six Muslim-majority countries. The policy discriminatory against millions of law-abiding Muslims and does not advance the national security interests of the United States. Thank you.