Green Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on the Trump Administration's Muslim Ban
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in a 5-4 ruling the United States Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s decision to ban citizens from seven countries, five of which are majority-Muslim, from emigrating to the United States to work, study, or vacation. Since 9/11, no fatal terrorist attack has been attributed to citizens of the targeted countries.
“Since before even taking office, Mr. Trump has made it abundantly clear that this ban, while ostensibly based on national origin, is nothing more than a proxy for a ban on Muslims,” said Green. “This is contrary to core American values and reverses the progress that our country has made since Korematsu v. United States and since President Roosevelt’s shameful rejection of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi violence during the 1940s. Some of our country’s greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders are Muslim, and we must continue to fight the Trump administration’s assault on our most cherished values. We should not repeat history and turn innocent people away that are fleeing violence, terrorism, and genocide in their home countries.”