About the campaign.
On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court reinstated the Muslim Ban and lifted the injunctions granted by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits. Although the Supreme Court did not reach the merits of the Muslim Ban, it allowed the ban to take full effect. The Muslim Ban is the culmination of a long assault on Muslim communities, and the decision will inevitably embolden the President who continues to champion a white supremacist and Islamophobic agenda.
Just as we saw in January, when the ban first went into effect, it will defer dreams, separate families, deprive people of life saving health care, and block access to education. While we are still trying to understand the full implications of the order, advocates anticipate that CBP staff will interpret it broadly and overreach just as they have done in the past. Individuals from the six countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) traveling to the United States could face a range of challenges.
Here are some resources from the field, including organizational statements, talking points, support hotlines and legal services contact information.
Statements from groups including NILC, SAALT, a petition to Congress rescinding the Muslim ban from the ACLU, and talking points from Move On and Rethink Media
Know Your Rights information from Penn State Center for Immigrant Rights Clinic on Muslim ban 3.0 (in coordination with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and Muslim Advocates)
Legal volunteer networks in Northern Virginia, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have been activated and are ready to support.
Contact information for airport hotlines:
General legal support: contact American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee at email@example.com; or CAIR-SF Bay Area at 408.986.9874.
Social media: please continue to use #NoMuslimBanEver