Fourth Circuit of Appeals Blocks Muslim Ban 3.0
In a 9-4 ruling this morning, the Fourth Circuit of Appeals upheld the lower court's preliminary injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0, on the basis that it likely violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Today’s Fourth Circuit decision follows one by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ruled against the latest ban on statutory grounds on December 22. The injunction is stayed pending review by the Supreme Court.
DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Muslim Immigrants
In an exclusive story, Foreign Policy obtained a copy of a draft Department of Homeland Security report, which called for long-term surveillance of Muslim immigrants to the United States. The report identified Sunni Muslims living in the U.S. as being “vulnerable to terrorist narratives,” simply because they matched a set of risk indicators, such as being young, male and from “the Middle East, South Asia or Africa.” As one DHS official quoted in the article states: “It feels very much like the self-licking ice cream cone. That is, they have presented an answer to a question that has not specifically been asked.” We have included a list of national security and policy experts - many of whom are also from the Muslim, Arab, or South Asian community - who can speak to this breaking news story.
On the One-Year Anniversary of the Muslim Ban, Including Impacted Voices
Saturday, January 27th marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump's attempt at implementing the first iteration of his Muslim ban. Since then, multiple iterations have not only been fought in the legal arena, but have also impacted various communities and families. As the ban comes up before the Supreme Court this year, centering impacted voices who have been holding the line of dignity, fairness, and respect for their communities is key to provide context for these stories. In our resource, we are including key policy, national security, and community voices, available as experts and spokespeople.
Supreme Court Allows Muslim Ban to go into Effect During Appeals Process
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration's ban on travel for people from six Muslim countries can fully go into effect.
Seven of the nine justices have granted the administration's request to lift injunctions imposed by lower courts blocking the ban.
Included are the top Muslim, Arab, and South Asian spokespeople who can speak to this topic.
Uzbek Man Attacks Pedestrians in Manhattan
On Tuesday afternoon, Sayfullo Saipov sped his rented truck down a crowded bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and wounding countless others. National security experts and local Muslim and Arab activists are available to respond to this tragic attack in NYC.
Hawaii Judge Blocks Expanded Muslim Ban from Going into Effect
A federal judge in Hawaii - U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson - has granted a temporary restraining order, effectively blocking President Trump's expanded Muslim ban from going into effect on Wednesday, October 18th. The expanded directive came just hours before the expanded directive was set to go into effect at midnight.
Trump announces Travel Ban 3.0
The Trump administration announced a new set of travel restrictions tonight. Most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be indefinitely banned from traveling to the United States. Iraqis and Venezuelans will also face additional restrictions.
Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Muslim Ban on October 10th
As the legal battle over President Trump's Muslim ban heads to the Supreme Court, oral arguments in the case challenging the Muslim ban are sure to reignite debate about national security, religious discrimination and religious freedom, and what it truly means to be American. Sources relevant to this story include those directly impacted by the ban, as well as national security experts and advocates.