SCOTUS Muslim Ban Decision Sends Wrong Message

(June 26) – In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to President Trump’s travel ban that discriminates against people from Muslim majority countries.

“It is deeply disappointing that the highest court in the land just ruled in favor of discrimination,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Whether it’s banning Muslims from our shores or tearing children away from their parents, this administration continues to promote an agenda that is out of step with Colorado values. Now, more than ever we must plant our feet and stand firm against attacks on fairness and equality.”

Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, which has been called “the Ellis Island of the Plains” said, “Trump’s travel ban places a ‘not welcome’ sign at our gates and scapegoats many of my constituents.  Today’s decision by a narrow 5-4 majority was a disappointing refusal by our nation’s highest court to exercise needed oversight over reckless executive actions. Coloradans will continue to fight back against the divisive policies of this administration.”

In 2017, the House Democrats approved a resolution calling on Trump to rescind, or Congress to overturn, his Jan. 27, 2017 executive order banning refugees and other citizens from seven mostly Muslim nations, even those individuals who already have green cards or other U.S. visas.

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