October 17, 2017

NIAC Encouraged By Hawaii Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0

Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is encouraged by the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in the case of Hawaii v. Trump, blocking the September 24 Proclamation, more commonly known as Muslim Ban 3.0, from going into effect, nationwide.

In granting a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order to the plaintiffs, Judge Derrick Watson opined that the plaintiffs have a substantial likelihood of success against the newest version of the travel ban.

“Banning more than 150 million people based on nationality and faith is not only a dangerous and incoherent national security policy, it lacks any credible support in the facts or the Constitution,” said Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council. “We agree with Judge Watson that an individuals country of origin is not a reliable indicator of their propensity for terrorism or inherent dangerousness. We will continue to confront and combat every version of the Muslim Ban that President Trump draws up until he abandons this racist and xenophobic campaign promise to his base.”

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