PRESS RELEASE: Empire Justice Center Denounces U.S. Supreme Court Muslim Ban Ruling

Policy Central June 26, 2018

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018                                            Contact:  Eòghann Renfroe (518-935-2856)


Empire Justice Center strongly denounces today’s Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump’s Muslim travel ban. This policy is clearly based in religious and racial animus, as evidenced by repeated statements from the President and his administration, as well as two previous failed executive orders, which made the administration’s intention clear: to discriminate against travelers, and the families they may have here in the U.S., based on religion and race. Not only does the ban, and this decision, do nothing to make Americans safer, it contributes to the erosion of the rights and principles we hold dear under the First Amendment of our Constitution. This decision sits very clearly on the wrong side of history.

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Empire Justice Center is a statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy, public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low-income families live. Empire Justice protects and strengthens the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation. Empire Justice has four offices in Albany, Rochester, Yonkers, White Plains and Central Islip on Long Island.