SAN DIEGO, CA — The United States Supreme Court today upheld President Trump’s blatant efforts to ban people of the Muslim faith from visiting family and doing business in the United States in a shameful decision that goes against everything this country stands for.
The decision allows the government to continue to single out and target a religious group in what is supposed to be the land of religious freedom. This goes against our core values of inclusion and compassion and treating everybody equally under the law.
Mejgan Afshan, a refugee and an advisory board member with the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, as well as the Advocacy and Policy Coordinator at the Council on American-Islamic Relations of the San Diego office, issued the following statement:
“This shameful decision is reminiscent of past decisions that allowed for segregation and Japanese-American internment camps, and is part of President Trump’s larger, un-American war on immigrant families. San Diego is a thriving community thanks in large part to our religious diversity. We must continue to fight for all immigrant families by organizing, mobilizing and voting in the midterm elections.”
About The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium is a project of Alliance San Diego. Since 2007, community, faith, labor, and legal organizations have come together as the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC). Through SDIRC, these organizations are pursuing four common goals: support comprehensive immigration reform; stop the spread of local policies and practices that target and violate the civil and human rights of immigrants; educate immigrants, and educate the public about the important contributions of immigrants. More at: www.immigrantsandiego.org.