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Faith Group Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Travel Ban Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2017

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Faith Group Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Travel Ban Case

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on President Trump’s revised executive order banning immigration from six majority Muslim countries. The March 6th order called for a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees to enable the government to implement stronger vetting procedures. It was blocked by federal judges before going into effect on March 16. Both bans are now due to partly go into effect in 72 hours.

Travel to the United States is still allowed for individuals from the six Muslim majority countries named in the executive order with a credible claim on a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life:

“This ban on travel from Muslim majority countries and refugee resettlement is a violation of our deepest moral principles as Americans and as people of faith. It is blatantly discriminatory and immoral. Welcoming immigrants and refugees is a defining part of our nation’s past, present and future. I pray that the Supreme Court follows the best traditions of our country and strikes down this executive order.”

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Faith in Public Life is a strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.

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