STATEMENT: CAP’s Tom Jawetz on the Limited Ruling from the Supreme Court on the Muslim Ban
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the Muslim and refugee ban in the fall term and to partially lift the injunction that had the ban on hold. Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
We are greatly disappointed that the Supreme Court chose to allow a part of this malicious Muslim and refugee ban to go into effect. No amount of polish can cover up the multiple, hate-filled statements that President Donald Trump and members of his administration have made as to the exclusionary and discriminatory underpinnings of the executive order. The decision from the Supreme Court is a narrow one, allowing anyone with a tie to a person or entity in the United States to still be allowed to enter—which means that families, students, and refugees fleeing unspeakable horror—will not be kept out of the United States. What’s worse, Trump’s nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, voted with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito to allow the entire ban to go into effect. We will hold this administration accountable to make sure that the administration does in fact heed the Supreme Court’s order and allow affected individuals to continue to enter the country. We also call on the Supreme Court to listen to the lower courts’ reasoning and strike down the ban when it hears the case in the fall.
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