1. Action Alert
  2. Immigrants & Refugees

Stop Muslim Ban 2.0

By Yasmine Taeb, March 6, 2017

On March 6, President Trump signed a revised version of the Muslim ban executive order from January. But make no mistake: This new executive order still discriminates against Muslims and bars refugees from entering our country.

Support refugees. Stop the Muslim ban.

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This isn't the first time we've seen a Muslim ban from the Trump administration. In January, President Trump issued an executive order halting refugee admissions and effectively banning Muslims from seven countries. After states filed lawsuits -- arguing that the order violated the U.S. Constitution -- a federal court suspended it pending further review.

Now President Trump is trying to circumvent the court’s decision by signing a new version with only superficial changes. The revised executive order addresses due process concerns for permanent legal residents and people with existing visas, but it still maintains a list of Muslim-majority countries whose residents are barred from entering the United States.

Make sure your members of Congress know that minor tweaks to the old order aren’t enough. We will continue to raise our voices in opposition until our nation actively welcomes refugees and people of all faiths.

Yasmine Taeb

  • Legislative Director for Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Yasmine directs FCNL’s work on a number of human rights and civil liberties issues, including lobbying for increased resettlement of refugees, more transparency and oversight of the U.S. lethal drones program, calling for the closure of Guantanamo, and for the repeal of the 2001 AUMF, among other issues.