(WJBK) – The U.S. Supreme Court says it will allow President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect.
If you don’t have a Visa stamped on your passport by the time the ban goes into effect, it will be almost impossible for someone from one of the proposed countries to enter the U.S.
As a Muslim and attorney for CAIR, The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Amy Doukoure weighed in on the supreme court’s decision to let Trump’s full travel ban take effect.
“It is offensive and it is hard,” said Doukoure. “We have a long way to go in fighting this battle.”
The latest edition placed the travel ban on mostly Muslim countries including Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen also Venezuela and North Korea.
“We’re a little shocked and surprised,” she said. “(And) definitely dismayed about it. There’s a lot of people that it will have a real impact on, it is separating families as we speak.”
The decision is considered a victory for The White House. Conservative commentator Andrew “Rocky” Raczkowski agrees.
Although critics call the policy prejudice, he believes the ban is based on national security, protecting our country from foreign and domestic threats.
“It wasn’t a travel ban that was a Muslim ban,” he said. “It was a travel ban based on the fact the countries issued in the travel ban couldn’t protect or couldn’t state that the individuals traveling to the United States were not terrorists.”
Trump’s travel ban has been challenged in separate lawsuits by Hawaii and the ACLU. Both have argued the ban discriminates against Muslims and should not go into effect under immigration laws.
The travel ban is indefinite, which we are told will make it nearly impossible for people traveling mainly from the Middle East from entering the United States.
“These are countries that we don’t have any way of finding out if these individuals are here for friendly purposes or are here for nefarious purposes,” Raczkowski.
“Right now with how the ruling is today even if you have a family member in the U.S. you won’t be able to come here,” Doukure said.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) said she will continue to fight this decision in a statement, “Freedom of religion is a fundamental pillar of our Constitution and this ban goes against everything our country stands for.”
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