Earthjustice: Trump Travel Ban Is Far From Just

Statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen


Daveon Coleman, Earthjustice, (202) 745-5222 

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the current version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, blocking residents from eight countries, most of them majority-Muslim, in a 5-4 decision.

The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen:

“We are extremely disappointed in today’s ruling by the Supreme Court. Earthjustice stands for and deeply values inclusion and justice. While the Supreme Court may have ruled the President’s ban to be lawful, it is far from just.

“Donald Trump made a campaign promise of a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims’ entering the United States. This travel ban and its predecessors are a disgraceful fruition of that promise. We see this ban for what it is — an expression of hate and bigotry under the guise of national security.

“Earthjustice stands in solidarity with the people and families affected by this ban in our common fight for the just and equitable treatment of all people.”


Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) (Gage Skidmore / Flickr CC BY 2.0)

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