The Columbus Chapter of CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is welcoming a decision today by a federal judge in Hawaii to block the Trump administration from implementing “Muslim Ban 3.0,” the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban.
Judge Derrick K. Watson’s decision means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from six of the eight countries targeted by the ban, which was to go into effect tomorrow.
SEE: Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban
Read the full Hawaii Opinion HERE
Recognizing that “national security” is pretext for the Muslim ban, the court determined that it contains “internal incoherencies that markedly undermine its stated ‘national security’ rationale.” The court concluded that the ban contradicted its stated “national security” rationale and that many of its provisions were not supported by any verifiable evidence.
The judge’s decision only blocks the ban for 14 days.
Tomorrow, October 18, CAIR-Columbus will join other Central Ohio interfaith leaders in a press conference for the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a coalition of national and local civil rights and Muslim advocacy groups, is mobilizing and organizing events around the country to help lead the fight against President Trump’s latest unconstitutional Muslim ban, as well as other discriminatory immigration policies that criminalize and negatively impact American Muslim communities across the country.
WHAT: Faith and Community Leaders say #NoMuslimBanEver
WHERE: Abubakr Assidiq Islamic Center – 591 Industrial Mile Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43228
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18 – 10:00 am
The event is designed to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country and are part of the administration’s xenophobic, white supremacist agenda.