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Muslim Advocates Releases Muslim Ban Know-Your-Rights Materials in Seven Languages Following SCOTUS Decision

Materials Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Farsi, Urdu, and Somali 

Washington, DC – Today, Muslim Advocates released a fact sheet, in seven languages – English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Farsi, Urdu, and Somali –  explaining critical details about last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Hawai’i regarding President Trump’s Muslim Ban and specific information about the practical impact of the ban.

Click below for the in-language fact sheet overviews of the Muslim Ban and the Supreme Court decision:

The fact sheets break down the history of the President’s long-promised Muslim Ban, details key information about the Supreme Court’s recent decision, and lays out next steps for those impacted by the policy:

  • “The Supreme Court’s ruling means that the full version of the Muslim Ban is likely going to be in effect nationwide. Although the case is now going back to the lower courts for additional litigation, the Supreme Court has reversed the Ninth Circuit’s holding and therefore, the nationwide injunction will likely be dissolved in the coming days. 
  • If you are subject to the ban, you may be able to enter the country through the waiver process. According to Section 3 of  the Proclamation, a waiver may be granted if denying entry would  cause the foreign national undue hardship, entry would not pose a threat to national security or public safety, and entry would be in the national interest. Waivers may also be granted on a case-by-case basis depending on individual circumstances.”

According to Sirine Shebaya, Senior Staff Attorney for Muslim Advocates, “Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that this ban can stand, it is even more imperative that travelers, visitors, and Americans know their rights and understand how to navigate this new toxic landscape of laws and regulations governing who can and cannot come to the US.”

Muslim Advocates, alongside Center for Constitutional Rights, recently sued the Trump administration to demand documents related to the purported waiver scheme that has become the only avenue for relief for dozens of Iranian, Syrian, and Yemeni families seeking entry to the U.S. In the aftermath of this week’s Supreme Court decision allowing the Muslim Ban to remain in effect indefinitely, the waiver process is the only hope for thousands of families seeking to be reunited.

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.

 

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