For the third straight time the President’s travel ban executive order, otherwise known as Muslim Ban 3.0, has been put on hold by the Hawaii Federal Court just before it was supposed to go into effect on October 18. Judge Derrick K. Watson’s decision means that the Administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers the designated countries.
Muslim Ban 3.0 differed from previous versions of the order since it did not include Sudan, but added Chad, Venezuela, and North Korea. It would have been implemented indefinitely had the Hawaii Federal Court not blocked it. With each version of the ban, the Trump administration has made peripheral adjustments to maintain the original executive order’s xenophobic and Islamophobic intent.
Wa’el Alzayat, Emgage’s CEO stated: “The newest travel ban is still a continued full-scale attack against the civil liberties and religious freedom of American Muslims.” The judge’s decision only blocks the ban for 14 days. We must continue resist any implementation of any discriminatory policy against any community.”
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At a time when hate crimes against Muslims and other minorities in the U.S. are on the rise, Emgage is on the frontlines. We seek to engage, educate and empower American Muslim communities across the nation through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable and motivated citizens. For more information or to donate, please visit www.emgageusa.org.