FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. - Poligon Education Fund strongly condemns President Trump’s third attempt at a Muslim travel ban. The latest iteration, announced late last night, places severe limits on people travelling to the United States from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. While the list of countries may have changed slightly from the first travel ban, it does not make it any less discriminatory or erase the fact that at its core, it is still a Muslim ban.
“This proclamation not only harms visitors, students, and business travelers from these countries, but it is also a thinly-veiled attempt to mask the unconstitutional, discriminatory nature of the original Muslim ban President Trump clearly proposed during the 2016 presidential election campaign and defended in subsequent statements,” said Wardah Khalid, President of Poligon Education Fund. “The addition of Chad, a Muslim majority country, North Korea, and Venezuela, does not dilute the intent of the ban to target Muslim immigrants. We are confident the courts will strike it down, as they did previous versions, and urge our elected officials in Congress to join us in opposing this despicable policy that does nothing to enhance our national security.”
For Poligon’s previous statements surrounding the Muslim Ban, please click here.
Poligon Education Fund is a non profit, non-partisan organization working to strengthen Muslim American engagement with Congress through research and education on issues of concern to the community and its allies. Learn more at www.poligonnational.org.