Palestine Legal stands in staunch opposition to the Muslim ban, and all attempts to undermine basic rights and freedoms. As the executive order banning immigrants and asylum seekers from seven Muslim-majority countries is constitutionally challenged, we are here to help targeted communities and their allies find the right resources and legal assistance. Please see the following resources to better understand the implications of the ban, and your rights while traveling and when protesting the reactionary policies of the new administration.
On the Muslim ban:
- What the ban means for you, from CUNY CLEAR (City University of New York School of Law’s clinic, Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility).
- ADC (Arab-American anti-Discrimination Committee) Toolkit.
- On the ACLU’s legal challenge in NY.
- FAQ in the New York Times.
Know Your Rights:
- When traveling, from CUNY CLEAR.
- For protests, law enforcement encounters, and other issues, from ACLU.
- ICE Raids Toolkit, from CCR (Center for Constitutional Rights) and the Immigrant Defense Project.
Who to Call:
- If you believe your rights have been violated, call your local ACLU affiliate or your local National Lawyers Guild (NLG) chapter.
- For guidance on immigration matters related to the Muslim ban, call ADC - or CUNY’s CLEAR Clinic for NYC-based inquiries.
- For Legal Observers and assistance in the case of protest arrests or police misconduct, call your local National Lawyers Guild chapter.
- Report hate incidents to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and incidents of Islamophobia to CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations).
- To report incidents or get assistance with Palestine-related advocacy, contact Palestine Legal here.
What to Do:
- Join actions around the country to protest.
- See how your senators and governors have responded, and
- Connect, build, organize, and unite in resistance to efforts to undermine our constitutional and human rights. See CCR’s compilation of links and resources here.
Disclaimer: The above does not constitute legal advice. Do not rely on these materials without first seeking the advice of an attorney about your particular situation and facts. Only a licensed attorney, reviewing your individual facts, may render legal advice. This information is provided as a public resource for information purposes only.