ACLU Comment on Trump Administration's Possible New Travel Ban Restrictions
New York - The Trump administration is reportedly considering new travel ban restrictions.
The American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations are challenging Trump’s current Muslim ban, with Supreme Court arguments slated for October 10.
ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero had this reaction to the reports of possible new restrictions:
The devil is in the details and we are watching with great skepticism. This looks to be the Trump administration’s third try to make good on an unconstitutional campaign promise to ban Muslims from the United States. This is an apparent effort to paper over the original sin of the Muslim ban, especially when just last week Trump said he wanted a ‘larger, tougher, more specific’ ban.”
The challenge to Trump’s current Muslim ban was brought by the ACLU, ACLU of Maryland, and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of HIAS, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the Middle East Studies Association, along with individuals affected by the ban.