Poligon Education Fund Commends Hawaii Federal Court Decision to Halt Muslim Ban
Poligon Education Fund welcomes Judge Derrick K. Watson’s ruling today to issue a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s revised executive order. Once again, the judicial branch has sent a meaningful signal to the administration that the rule of law must prevail over discriminatory policies that unfairly target Muslim immigrants and refugees fleeing violence and torture, no matter how they are packaged.
While this is a temporary measure, we are pleased that the court has recognized the irreparable harm that would have been committed had the executive order gone into effect on Thursday, as originally planned. As it stated in its decision:
"The illogic of the Government's contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed."
Poligon will continue to oppose this hateful and counterproductive proposal and urge our elected officials to do the same until we are able to strike down the Muslim Ban permanently.
Poligon Education Fund is a non profit, non-partisan organization providing research and education on issues of concern to American Muslims and their allies. Learn more at www.poligonnational.org.