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CAIR-MI Welcomes Federal Judge’s Decision to Block Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’
Muslim civil rights group calls on Trump administration to withdraw proposed rules
(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 10/17/17) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), today welcomed a decision by a federal judge in Hawaii to block the Trump administration from implementing “Muslim Ban 3.0,” the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban.
Judge Derrick K. Watson’s decision means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from six of the eight countries targeted by the ban, which was to go into effect tomorrow.
SEE: Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban
The Hawaii court found that the Muslim ban “lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals” from the Muslim majority countries would be “detrimental to the interest of the United States.”
Recognizing that “national security” is pretext for the Muslim ban, the court determined that it contains “internal incoherencies that markedly undermine its stated ‘national security’ rationale.” The court concluded that the ban contradicted its stated “national security” rationale and that many of its provisions were not supported by any verifiable evidence.
CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure said, “We welcome the court’s ruling today as an acknowledgment that this newest travel ban is just as illegal and unconstitutional as the previous two versions.”
The judge’s decision only blocks the ban for 14 days.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure, 313-405-9130, aDoukoure@cair.com; CAIR-MIExecutive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, email@example.com