Update on the Trump Administration's Travel Ban
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

With this third attempt at banning Muslims, President Trump is targeting nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad, all of which have predominantly Muslim populations, with North Korea and Venezuela added this time for political cover. The anti-Muslim intent has been cloaked in language about the countries’ alleged deficiencies in their identity-management protocols, information-sharing practices, and capacity and ability to assess whether their citizens would pose a threat to the U.S.

Given Mr. Trumps repeated anti-Muslim rhetoric both during the presidential campaign and after assuming office, the unconstitutional, anti-Islamic animus of this new travel ban is transparent. We hope xenophobic and anti-Islamic action will be halted swiftly by the courts, as were his first two attempts at indiscriminately excluding individuals seeking to enter the U.S. to be reunited with family members or to pursue educational or business opportunities.