AsylumConnect Condemns SCOTUS Ruling to Uphold Muslim Ban
Last week, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim ban in a 5-4 ruling. This version of the ban affects citizens of Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela. Since December, officials have effectively barred citizens of these countries from entering the United States.
The unfair restrictions on Muslim-majority countries are considered to be part of Trump’s campaign pledge to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Opponents of the ban have compared it unfavorably to Korematsu v. United States, which allowed Japanese-Americans to be placed in internment camps. At its core, the Muslim ban undermines two of America’s nobelist traditions - freedom of religion and freedom to seek asylum.
AsyumConnect responded to the ruling upholding the Muslim ban: