February 15, 2018
The ban prevents immigrants and many visitors from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen - as well as certain Venezuelan government officials and their families - from entering the United States. Six of the eight countries affected are majority-Muslim. Despite being blocked by multiple district courts, the Supreme Court has allowed the ban to remain in effect while lawsuits against it proceed through the judicial process.
“Just as with the ruling against the ban by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in December, this ruling affirms that the ban is unconstitutional and goes against our nation’s values of religious freedom,” said Poligon Acting Executive Director Afif Rahman. “However, families separated by the ban are still waiting for relief from this oppressive policy. Unless Congress acts to block implementation of the ban, we will have to wait until the Supreme Court issues a ruling on whether it is constitutional.”
Poligon Education Fund strongly opposes all iterations of the Muslim ban and continues to encourage members of Congress to do the same.