Statement On U.S. Supreme Court Upholding President Trump’s Travel Ban

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Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-In-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society, issued the following statement today responding to the United States Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States:

“Common sense, decency, and the rule of law lost today with the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s xenophobic travel ban on five Muslim-majority countries. This policy is cruel, and contrary to our nation’s values, principles, and established history as a country founded and built by immigrants.

As Justices Breyer and Sotomayor noted in their dissents, President Trump’s past hateful comments made it clear that the ban was born of unconstitutional animus against Muslims, and should have been struck down. This outrageous decision will not stop us from fighting for our marginalized and vulnerable immigrant clients.”