What: Today the Supreme Court of the United States reversed and remanded the Muslim Ban litigation to the Ninth Circuit. Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, two co-conveners of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, and multiple impacted community members are holding a press conference to speak about what this decision means for the communities affected, both in the United States and overseas, and what comes next to continue the fight for #NoMuslimBanEver
- Elica Vafaie, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
- Ammad Rafiqi, CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area
- Dornaz Memarzia, National Iranian American Council
- Sharif Zakout, Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)
When: June 26, 2018 at 10:00AM
Where: San Francisco City Hall Steps
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Will also be live streamed at facebook.com/asianlawcaucus
Why: Through every iteration of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, it has been clear that this ban remains driven by anti-Muslim sentiment that is contrary to the values of freedom and equality that are central to who we aspire to be as a nation. This Supreme Court decision is in ranks with Korematsu and Dred Scott – we’ve seen before what it looks like when countless people are living with the toxic effects of a policy that targets entire communities. This order still sends a dangerous message that some of us can be banned, and we must keep up the fight for #NoMuslimBanEver.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus was founded in 1972 as the nation’s first legal and civil rights Asian American organization. Recognizing that social, economic, political and racial inequalities continue to exist in the United States, Advancing Justice – ALC is committed to the pursuit of equality and justice for all sectors of our society, with a specific focus directed toward addressing the needs of low-income, immigrant and underserved Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, with over 30 regional offices nationwide. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The California offices are located in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, and Greater Los Angeles.
The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign is organized by a coalition of national and local civil rights and Muslim advocacy groups who are leading efforts around the country to fight against President Trump’s latest unconstitutional Muslim Ban, as well as other discriminatory immigration policies that criminalize and negatively impact American Muslim communities and immigrants across the country.