Author: MPower Change | Date: 26 June 2018
Washington, D.C. -- On Tuesday, June 26, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold Trump’s Muslim Ban, an executive order that suspends refugee resettlement and permanently prohibits citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States on the basis of their nationalities.
Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of MPower Change released the following statement:
“This is a sad day in our nation’s history. Rather than reinforcing the notion that America welcomes people regardless of where they were born, what they look like or how they pray, the Supreme Court instead upheld a Ban, driven by anti-Muslim sentiment, that devalues equality.
Today’s decision not only attacks our community but also opens the door to government and court-sanctioned discrimination of other ethnic groups and religious beliefs.
The Supreme Court has been wrong on major decisions before, and so our fight continues. The right to live in peace and be treated justly no matter one’s race, ethnicity or religion is too important to let one person, one decision, destroy it.
We will protest, we will vote, and we will organize against this bigotry until we have reunified our families and communities and overturned the Muslim Ban once and for all. Most importantly, we will continue mobilizing and defending our communities from un-American, bigoted policies—whether they are endorsed by the Supreme Court or not.”